Yahoo! Finance - “Dangerous Blood Clots Quickly and Safely Removed with Combination Treatment”

 – January 21, 2013  –– 

Bathing dangerous blood clots in special medication, breaking them up with saline, and vacuuming them out of the body is a fast, effective method of treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT), suggests data presented at the 25th annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy. Rheolytic pharmacomechanical thrombectomy using combination therapy reduces treatment time from over two days to less than 24 hours, suggest phase II results of the multi-center PEARL registry. "We're on the verge of a truly outpatient procedure for the treatment of DVT," said Robert Lookstein, MD, chief of interventional radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. "This is a transformative technology that will enable more people who are suffering from DVT to have fast, effective, minimally invasive therapy." Read More