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    I passed a #5 Fogarty catheter down the inferior vena cava and performed an embolectomy.

    Anyone can help I would appreciate it.

    Thank you

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    Apr 2007
    Salt Lake City


    Where did the catheter start? Where was the initial puncture site?

    It sounds like a mechanical thrombectomy if you used the balloon to remove the clot 37187
    Last edited by jmcpolin; 01-13-2012 at 11:38 AM.
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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