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- noun Surgical removal of an embolus.
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- noun surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)
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In an earlier study, the same researchers had found that hospitals generally lose money on Medicare reimbursements for another stroke treatment -- endovascular embolectomy, in which doctors go in and extract the blood clot causing the stroke.
The European market for clot management devices, which comprises the sale of thrombectomy devices, thrombolytic infusion catheters, neurovascular embolectomy devices, and inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs), will grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 8% through 2013.
The thrombectomy device market, the largest segment covered in this report, consists of mechanical thrombectomy devices, aspiration catheters, embolectomy balloon catheters, and pharmacomechanical thrombectomy devices.