What is AngioVac?
The AngioVac System includes the AngioVac Cannula and the AngioVac Circuit. The AngioVac System can be used for the removal of commonly encountered undesirable intravascular material, such as fresh, soft thrombi, emboli or vegetation in the right atrium, right ventricle, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, and the iliofemoral veins. The AngioVac Circuit is intended for use in procedures requiring extracorporeal circulatory support for periods of up to six hours, and is designed solely for use with the AngioVac Cannula. The AngioVac Cannula & Circuit System is for use with other manufacturers’ off-the-shelf pump, filter, and reinfusion cannula.
The AngioVac Cannula is available in a 20-degree and 180-degree angled tip. These options facilitate potentially easier navigation through the patient’s vasculature. The AngioVac Cannula features a self-expanding nitinol funnel shaped tip, which enhances drainage flow when actuated using a sliding over sheath. This sheath aids in funnel capture, deployment, and curve manipulation. The nitinol funnel tip aids in consistent deployment and prevents clogging of the cannula with commonly encountered undesirable intravascular material, such as fresh, soft thrombi, emboli, or vegetation.