FDA Clears FlowTriever, First Device to Pull Blood Clots from Lungs

Frank
November 3, 2018
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Inari Medical of Irvine, California won the first FDA clearance for a thrombectomy device to be used for treatment of pulmonary embolisms.

The FlowTriever went through a clinical study involving 106 patients with acute pulmonary embolism and RV/LV (right ventricular/left ventricular) ratio of at least 0.9 that were treated using the device instead of commonly used clot busters. According to the company, “the mean RV/LV ratio in the study decreased from a baseline of 1.53 to 1.15 at 48 hours postprocedure, a difference of 0.39 (p<0.0001). The study also demonstrated excellent safety at 30 days, with a low 3.8% rate of major adverse events and no device related complications.”

Here’s a video explaining the workings of the FlowTriever, with a spectacular final ending showing a large thrombus removed using the device:

Inari Medical’s homepage…

Via: Inari Medical…

Frank’s source: https://www.medgadget.com/2018/05/fda-clears-flowtriever-first-device-to-pull-blood-clots-from-lungs.html

 

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