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AngioVac Suction Embolectomy Using a Roller Pump: Operative Technique
  • Michael Shang,
  • Touraj Rajabipour,
  • Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
Michael Shang
Yale School of Medicine
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Touraj Rajabipour
Yale School of Medicine
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Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
Yale School of Medicine
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Abstract

AngioVac suction embolectomy is recommended by the manufacturer to be performed with a centrifugal pump due to safety considerations. However, roller head pumps are significantly cheaper to use, and thus may be more readily available during shortages and in resource poor settings. We present the technique of Angiovac suction embolectomy being successfully performed with a roller pump to evacuate a clot-in-transit in the inferior vena cava and right atrium, along with discussion of important safety caveats.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

06 Jun 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
07 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
13 Jun 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Jul 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
14 Jul 20211st Revision Received
15 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
15 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
15 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Jul 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Jul 2021Editorial Decision: Accept