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This invention is a method and device for quickly removing thrombus from the vascular system, particularly from a saphenous vein graft which can have highly organized thrombus over its entire length. Thrombus is pulled into a chamber at the distal end of the thrombus extraction device as a result of negative pressure, a severing mechanism severs the portion of the thrombus that is in the chamber, and fluid under pressure is supplied to transport and dilute the blood and thrombus, which renders the thrombus more manageable and reduces the blood loss to the patient.

Title
Thrombus extraction device
Application Number
8/91337
Publication Number
5419774
Application Date
July 13, 1993
Publication Date
May 30, 1995
Inventor
Scott R Smith
Chaska
MN, US
Mark J Whalen
Alexandria
MN, US
Brian J Brown
Hanover
MN, US
Robert J Robinson
Alexandria
MN, US
Robert L Cassell
Carlos
MN, US
Lloyd K Willard
Miltona
MN, US
Agent
Nawrocki Rooney & Silvertson
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/20
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