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Catheters, Vascular, Embolectomy/Thrombectomy

Definition : Vascular catheters designed for removal of clotted blood and/or other formed elements (e.g., calcium fragments) either causing vascular obstruction at the point of their formation (thrombus) or brought by the blood from another vessel and forced into a smaller one, thus obstructing the circulation (embolus). These catheters are used for removal of embolus and thrombus in native vessels, as well as in artery and hemodialysis access grafts.

Entry Terms : "Thrombectomy Catheters" , "Embolectomy Catheters" , "Catheters, Femoral" , "Catheters, Thrombectomy" , "Catheters, Embolectomy" , "Cardiac Catheterization Equipment" , "Catheters, Fogarty"

UMDC code : 10714


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