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.
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Patnaik, S., Rammohan, H. S., Shah, M., Garg, S., Figueredo, V., Janzer, S., & Shah, S. (2016). Percutaneous Embolectomy of Serpentine Thrombus from the Right Atrium in a 51-Year-Old Man. Texas Heart Institute journal, 43(6), 524–527. https://doi.org/10.14503/THIJ-15-5502
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division