ev3 takes thrombectomy catheter to the US:
This article was originally published in Clinica
ev3 has received US market approval to use its thrombus-clearing device in synthetic vessel grafts in haemodialysis patients. The X-Sizer thrombectomy catheter uses a helical cutter and vacuum to shear and remove blood thrombus from the graft without trauma, says the Plymouth, Minnesota firm. The cutter is operated by a battery-powered control unit. As a fully contained device, the system eliminates the need for large control consoles or power supplies common with other mechanical thrombus removal systems, the company claims. The device has been available for removing blood clot in coronary arteries and saphenous vein grafts for several years in Europe and other parts of the world.