Aspirex Mechanical Aspiration Thrombectomy System

This efficient thrombectomy device can help manage deep vein thrombosis.

A thrombectomy is a procedure that removes blood clots from the vessels of the peripheral venous system. A clot, also known as a thrombus, can prevent healthy blood flow to the extremities and organs and can cause pain and more serious complications if left untreated. Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, occurs when a clot forms in a deep vein, typically in the legs. A thrombectomy may be recommended to help manage this condition; the Aspirex Mechanical Aspiration Thrombectomy System helps make this procedure efficient and effective.

How Does It Work?


The Aspirex is a simple and safe mechanical thrombectomy device. During a thrombectomy using this system, a catheter is first inserted via a small incision into the affected vein. An internal helix within the device will then create a powerful suction to capture the clot inside. As the clot travels through the catheter, it is broken down to mitigate clogging, and then transported out of the vein.

The Benefits of Aspirex

3-in-1 function. The Aspirex accomplishes every step of the thrombectomy procedure as it aspirates, macerates, and transports the blood clot. This complete mechanism of action maximizes efficiency.

Minimally invasive. Compared to the surgical alternative, a mechanical thrombectomy is less invasive and gentler on the body.

Restored blood flow. With the clot successfully removed, blood flow is returned to the limb. This restoration of circulation prevents complications caused by deep vein thrombosis and helps the limb regain healthy function.

An Expert Weighs In

“DVT is an uncommon problem for most people, but it occurs frequently enough that most everyone has heard of ‘blood clots’ in the legs. If an acute clot forms in a leg, patients generally will experience pain, swelling, and color change of the extremity. If DVT is suspected, immediately go to the ER or your primary care physician, where an ultrasound will confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is two-fold. First, an anticoagulant will be prescribed. Second, seek a referral to a vascular surgeon. They are the specialists who perform the thrombectomy, if needed.”

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