Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2016

Abstract

Treatment of large, fresh thrombi in the vascular system can be challenging. AngioVac, a cardiopulmonary pump system, has been used to remove large thrombi and even some tumors by a percutaneous route. We report here a case of a 51-year-old man who presented with a large thrombus (7.5 × 1.5 cm) in his inferior vena cava, extending into his right atrium and right ventricle. Because the surgical risk was high, we attempted percutaneous embolectomy via the AngioVac aspiration system. We also review the literature concerning this emerging technique.

Volume

43

Issue

6

First Page

524

Last Page

527

ISSN

1526-6702

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

28100974

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division

Document Type

Article

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