embolectomy


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em·bo·lec·to·my

 (ĕm′bə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. em·bo·lec·to·mies
Surgical removal of an embolus.

embolectomy

(ˌɛmbəˈlɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of an embolus that is blocking a blood vessel

embolectomy

Surgery to remove a blockage in the bloodstream (embolus), often performed as emergency surgery.
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Noun1.embolectomy - surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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embolectomy

n (pl -mies) embolectomía
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Amputations were scheduled above the left knee and below right knee for bilateral lower limb gangrene after failure of bilateral femoral embolectomy. Patient was shifted from surgery to our cardiology unit where a diagnosis of Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) was made after excluding other causes.
Guidelines recommend CDT as an alternative to surgical embolectomy for patients who did not respond to systemic thrombolysis, who are at risk of death before systemic thrombolysis takes effect, and those with contraindications for systemic thrombolysis [3, 18].
If there is no response to anticoagulant therapy, pulmonary embolectomy surgery can be applied (6).
ICHOR is a "one size fits all" system that replicates the standard of care of surgical embolectomy / thrombectomy but in a minimally invasive manner:
[5] Optimism about mechanical thrombectomy diminished when 3 early randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in 2013 (IMS III (Interventional Management of Stroke III), MR RESCUE (Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy) and SYNTHESIS (Local Versus Systemic Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke)) failed to show improved efficacy of endovascular clot retrieval compared with IV r-tPA alone.
Conservative management has been proposed in asymptomatic patients due to the risks of venous embolectomy. It is important to note, however, that conservative management may lead to complications including cardiac injury, pulmonary emboli, arrhythmias, and central ischemia.
Because of the patient's unstable hemodynamic status and the high risk of bleeding, thrombolysis and embolectomy were not administered.
Applied Medical's clot management product line, including Syntel embolectomy and thrombectomy catheters, Python over-the-wire embolectomy catheters, Latis graft cleaning catheters and irrigation catheters, is now available through LeMaitre Vascular.
Catheter embolectomy and balloon angioplasty were performed for limb ischemia.