Transvenous devices for the management of pulmonary embolism

  title={Transvenous devices for the management of pulmonary embolism},
  author={Morris Simon and Aubrey M. Palestrant},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
When anticoagulant treatment of pulmonary embolism is contraindicated or fails, interruption of blood flow through the inferior vena cava offers an alternative method for preventing further embolic episodes. In the past this required abdominal surgery, but currently several clot-capturing devices have been designed for insertion into the human inferior vena cava indirectly via a jugular or femoral venotomy. Another device is being developed for percutaneous delivery through a standard… CONTINUE READING