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Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System Removes Blood Clots in Largest Reported Prospective Endovascular DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Patient Series
Date:11/20/2008

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical data from a prospective registry presented this week at the 35th Annual Veith Symposium shows DVT treatment with the Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System from Bacchus Vascular, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) successfully breaks up the blood clot in most patients in about 20 minutes.

This technique, called isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis, restores blood flow more quickly and safely than current catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) techniques. It provides an important adjunct to anti-coagulation alone, the current standard of care, which does not break up the existing clot but simply prevents further clot from forming.

Alan M. Dietzek, MD, Chief of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut reported the latest outcomes from the manufacturer's registry of clinical results with the Trellis System at over 360 hospitals in the U.S. and internationally.

In a total of 1,409 limbs treated in 1,304 patients, Grades II and III lysis with restoration of patency in patients with all clot chronicities were achieved in 95% of cases. The vast majority of cases (> 83%) were completed in less than two hours in the single-setting of an interventional suite; and the usage of the Trellis System was typically around 20 minutes. No follow-up monitoring in a costly critical care or intensive care unit was typically needed with the Trellis System, in contrast to this requirement of CDT procedures.

There were no reported bleeding complications related to the Trellis device in acute follow up and the dosage of thrombolytic drugs such as t-PA was reduced by 30% with use of the Trellis device compared to CDT.

"Profound changes in the treatment paradigm for DVT are now underway, as evidenced by the U.S. Surgeon General's recent DVT Call to Action," said Dr. Dietzek. "New clinical guidelines in 2008 from the American Colleg
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