Power aspiration with CAT RX is safe for removal of high thrombus burden with low rates of distal embolization and improved myocardial perfusion
a. Composite of 30 day cardiovascular death, recurrent myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, or new or worsening New York Heart Association Class IV heart failure.
b. There were 3 (.75%) incidence of non-device related strokes as IMR adjudicated.
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The clinical results presented herein are for informational purposes only, and may not be predictive for all patients. Individual results may vary depending on patient-specific attributes and other factors.