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EXTRACT-PE an “important first study” for aspiration thrombectomy in acute PE patients

Akhilesh Sista (New York, USA) talks to BLearning Peripheral at  VIVA 2019 (Vascular InterVentional Advances; 4–7 November, Las Vegas, USA) about the results of the EXTRACT-PE study, that were presented in a...

New trial planned to rigorously test catheter-directed thrombolysis for submassive PE treatment

Clinically relevant outcomes are needed to measure catheter-directed therapy (CDT) against anticoagulation alone to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) patients. Further, CDT’s ability to affect short-term and long-term outcomes such as...

More focus needed on best medical therapy and perfusion imaging for CLI procedures

Curiously, the mortality risk for patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) has not changed over the last few decades, despite advances in cardiovascular medicine that treat myocardial infarction and stroke, the two biggest causes of death in...

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