This is an amazing new angioplasty technique to remove blockages in your arteries. No more stents claims the manufacturers! This ingenious probe breaks down clots and vacuums them up, all the while changing the shape of its probe and and filter.
According to claims made on the Megavac website:
Current thrombectomy devices incompletely remove clot and use an inefficient suction technique that fragments clot that may cause distal embolization and myocardial damage downstream. In fact the presence of distal embolization was associated with a 3x mortality rate in the recent TOTAL trial subset analysis.
The distinct advantage of the MegaVac System is that is actually limits or prevents (vs. causes) distal embolization and meets the clinical need for a device which aspirates more clot more efficiently while limiting and preventing distal embolization.
Dr. Jeff Chambers, interventional cardiologist at Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute in the Minneapolis area stated that the MegaVac System “removed all visible clot with no distal embolization in less than two minutes’” and that this groundbreaking system is “simple technology that really works”.