Clot is everywhere…

“The bane of a vascular interventionalist’s existence”

A direct cause of morbidity & mortality:

  • VTE (Venous Thrombo Embolism): DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), PE (Pulmonary Embolism)
    • Impacting short & long term QOL -> PTS (Post Thrombotic Syndrome), CTEPH, HIT
  • STEMI (heart attack)
  • Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke

An outcomes influencer:

  • Device / vessel wall apposition (i.e. impacting stent & balloon trial efficacy)
  • Device function (i.e. clogging atherectomy devices, mal apposed stents)
  • Device utilization (whether further intervention($) needed, i.e. lytic, balloons, stents)