Mechanical thrombolysis: a new rotational catheter approach for acute thrombi.

Abstract

We tested a new rotational thrombectomy catheter in acute thrombi formed both in vitro and in vivo. The catheter consisted of a rounded platinum tip, 0.025 inch diameter by 0.08 inch long, attached to a flexible steel guidewire supported by an external sheath. In vitro, the force required to penetrate thrombus was reduced fivefold by rotation of the… (More)

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@article{Ritchie1986MechanicalTA, title={Mechanical thrombolysis: a new rotational catheter approach for acute thrombi.}, author={James L. Ritchie and Devon David Hansen and Rudolf Vracko and David C. Auth}, journal={Circulation}, year={1986}, volume={73 5}, pages={1006-12} }