Navigation Links
New Blood Clot Removal System Successfully Restores Blood Flow

PARK CITY, Utah, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, used a new hand-held mechanical aspiration system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.


The patented ASPIRE Aspirator connects to any aspiration catheter and aspirates, or sucks out, blood clots in blocked arteries and veins.  ASPIRE systems allow clinicians to instantly start, stop, increase, decrease, or pulse aspiration during a variety of procedures. 

During the procedure, which takes place in a catheterization laboratory, a small catheter is inserted into the patient's leg and is guided to the blocked vessel.  Once a catheter is in the vein or artery, the cardiologist can diagnose the location and extent of the lesion.  Treatment options vary depending on the age, size, and location of the blood clot.  Clinicians may follow blood clot aspiration with stent, bypass, or other intervention. 

"Most people know that blood clots are lethal in the heart and brain.  But, blood clots can be life-threatening in the legs, lung, and other organs too," said Dr. Cavros.  "Our CIS team has experience treating a wide range of blood clots with numerous tools.  We focus on the patient's needs and tailor the right therapy to improve care—fast."

Blood clot aspiration is typically performed with basic syringes or electromechanical pumps.  Basic syringes require two hands to operate, are volume limited, and do not maintain consistent aspiration force.  Electromechanical systems can aspirate more volume with increased force, but are expensive, can be difficult to use, require extensive set-up, and do not give the clinician tactile feedback during aspiration. 

"Speed and accuracy is important to remove blood clots and restore blood flow," continued Dr. Cavros.  "The ASPIRE system improves aspiration speed and performance, and it allows us to use a variety of catheters specific to the patient's needs." 

"We are pleased that our technology was used again to improve patient care," said Shawn Fojtik, CEO of Control Medical Technology.  "Improving aspiration can improve care.  The ASPIRE Aspirator meets this challenge with a simple technology to improve aspiration speed and control."       

CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine.  With a team of nearly 500 dedicated team members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 14 clinics.  CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care.  This mission has guided the institute for nearly 30 years of service to south Louisiana.  For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit

Control Medical Technology designs, develops, and markets innovative blood clot (thrombus) management, biopsy, and aspiration devices, including the patented ASPIRE Thrombus Aspirator, patented ASPIRE MAX Thrombus Aspiration Catheter Systems, and other devices to improve patient care.  For more information about Control Medical, call 1-954-9345 or visit

Cardiovascular Institute of the South Media contact:

Anne Kolwe, Marketing Director

Phone: (985) 872-5980

Fax: (985) 851-0780


Control Medical Media contact: 

Carolina Vance

(954) 457-2450

Media Contact: Shawn Fojtik, Control Medical Technology, 4356029640,

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach:

SOURCE Control Medical Technology
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. SynGen Hires Former Pall Medical Executive as President of Cord Blood Business Unit
2. SynGen Inc. Receives FDA 510K Clearance to Market SynGenX-1000 Cord Blood Processing Platform
3. Global Blood Pressure Monitor Market 2012-2016: High Competition among Vendors Could Pose a Challenge to Growth of this Market
4. Lexicon Presents Data at the American Diabetes Association Meeting On Blood Pressure Reduction and Weight Loss In Clinical Trial of LX4211
5. Phase III study finds investigational agent empagliflozin significantly reduced blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes and impaired kidney function
6. Phase III studies show linagliptin improved blood glucose control in Asian adults with type 2 diabetes
7. Phase III data show investigational compound empagliflozin significantly reduced blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes
8. Phase III data show significant reduction in blood glucose with investigational compound empagliflozin added to metformin or metformin plus sulfonylurea in adults with type 2 diabetes
9. Celebrating 25 Years and Counting: Leukemia and Lymphoma Societys "Team In Training" Goes the Distance and Beyond for Blood Cancer Patients
10. "Blood Therapy" Has Patients Flocking to Washington DCs Pioneering Pain Doctor
11. Inostics Blood-based Mutation Testing Receives CLIA Certification
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ) ... - Global Forecast to 2020" report to their ... for 37.21% of the total market share in 2014. ... region is projected to growth at the highest CAGR ... primarily to the fast growing water, industrial gas treatment, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Thanks to a donor ... St. Mary,s Medical Center,s Sister Diane Grassilli Center for ... capabilities in San Francisco . ... friend, stepped forward with a gift of $617,320 that ... Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Tomosynthesis, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nueva York , 24 de noviembre de ... del Avery Breathing Pacemaker System, se complace anunciar ... Ph.D. como consultor clínico. ... Foto -   ... Jonzon es un fisiólogo y consultor en neonatología ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is ... Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity. , ... to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare needs. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... Dr. Rodney E. Willey , has answered ... venture, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders, provides treatment for snoring and sleep apnea ... opened a Koala Center for Sleep Disorders in the US, one of four in the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... American Specialty Health ... have announced their endorsement of the Medical Fitness Network (MFN), a national ... to have the MFN as one of our endorsed organizations,” said ASH Fitness ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... , ... Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, will ... generosity of people around the world. On December 1, supporters can make an online ... share the personal stories behind those gifts. , Just as Black Friday and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... engineer of patented products, announces Innovative Blending, a household invention that revolutionizes the ... "The Juice & Smoothie Bars market is worth $2 billion," says Scott Cooper, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):