New Mechanical Thrombectomy Device Cleans Blood Clots Out of Patients Whole Leg After 15+ Hours of Intervention and Therapy

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Novel device from Control Medical Technology helps patient with PAD.

Aspire Mechanical Thrombectomy Device

The system was easy to set up, simple to use and made a difference in removing thrombus.

Pat Hall, MD, an Interventional Cardiologist with South Carolina Heart Center, Columbia, South Carolina used a novel device to remove blood clots and restore blood flow in a patient’s leg.

The patient presented with long history of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and rest pain in their leg and foot. An angiogram revealed multiple long sections of blood clot (or thrombus) occluding the arteries and previous stents in the patient’s leg. The Physician used a combination of pharmaceuticals and electromechanical devices to remove the thrombus over the course of 15+ hours. With additional blood clots remaining, the physician used the new Aspire Thrombectomy System to remove remaining blood clots from the patient’s thigh to below their knee.    

“The patient presented with a large volume of clot and thrombus in their leg,” said Dr. Hall. “This was a complex case where the Aspire Max 5 Mechanical Thrombectomy Device helped remove clot from the superficial femoral artery (SFA) down to the tibioperoneal trunk. The system was easy to set up, simple to use, and made a difference in removing thrombus.”

The ASPIRE Mechanical Thrombectomy System allows clinicians to instantly start, stop, increase, decrease, pulse, or maintain thrombectomy force during a procedure. ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirators also aspirate up to 280ml, almost 10 times more than basic syringe-based systems, without multiple messy and time-consuming catheter connections, disconnections, and re-connections to improve speed and performance.

“The ASPIRE MAX 5 Mechanical Thrombectomy System can effectively remove large volumes of clot during a variety of procedures,” said Shawn Fojtik, CEO of Control Medical Technology. “In todays healthcare environment, improved clinical outcomes and lowering the cost of medicine is important. We feel the Aspire System gives the physician and hospital the ability to do that.”

The patented ASPIRE MAX Mechanical Thrombectomy System includes the ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirator (drive unit/pump) and over-the-wire thrombectomy catheters. ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirators are available alone and may be connected to any thrombectomy catheter the clinician chooses.

Control Medical Technology designs, develops, and markets innovative thrombus management, biopsy, and aspiration devices, including the patented ASPIRE Mechanical Aspirator™, ASPIRE RX-LP6 Mechanical Thrombectomy System™, and ASPIRE MAX Thrombectomy System™. For more information, call 1-954-9345 or visit

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