Sonothrombolysis of intra-catheter aged venous thrombi using microbubble enhancement and guided three-dimensional ultrasound pulses.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Central venous and arterial catheters are a major source of thromboembolic disease in children. The investigators hypothesized that guided high-mechanical index (MI) impulses from diagnostic three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound during an intravenous microbubble infusion could dissolve these thrombi. METHODS An in vitro system simulating… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2010.06.024

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