Declotting of embolized temporary vena cava filter by ultrasound and the Angiojet: comparative experimental in vitro studies.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The authors perform an in vitro evaluation of the thrombolytic efficacy and the amount of "downstream" embolization induced by two new mechanical thrombectomy devices when applied to clots trapped in a temporary vena cava filter. METHODS The first device used was a 22.5-kHz prototype intravascular ultrasound device with a flexible… CONTINUE READING