Early Experience with AngioVac Aspiration in the Pulmonary Arteries.

@article{AlHakim2016EarlyEW,
  title={Early Experience with AngioVac Aspiration in the Pulmonary Arteries.},
  author={Ramsey Al-Hakim and Jonathan K. Park and Anshuman K Bansal and Scott J Genshaft and John Michael Moriarty},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2016},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          730-4
        }
}
  • Ramsey Al-Hakim, Jonathan K. Park, +2 authors John Michael Moriarty
  • Published in
    Journal of vascular and…
    2016
  • Medicine
  • Five consecutive cases in which the AngioVac aspiration cannula was used for the management of pulmonary embolism (PE) were retrospectively reviewed. Four cases (80%) presented with massive PE, and two (40%) were technically successful (reduction in Miller index ≥ 5). Four patients (80%) died at a mean of 7.3 days after the procedure, including one death related to right ventricular free wall perforation. Although the AngioVac aspiration cannula has shown clinical promise in a variety of… CONTINUE READING

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