The AngioJet is a safe,minimally invasive procedure that is cost-effective and efficient at eliminating clots that can lead to heart attacks and stroke and is an invaluable new technology that can prevent the need for surgery.
This safe, cost- effective procedure removes clots that can lead to heart attacks and stroke and is far less invasive than surgery. Patients only require local anesthesia to numb the area where the catheter is inserted and are awake through the entire procedure. The AngioJet removes the clot entirely rather than dissolving it, eliminating the possibility that tiny pieces could move downstream and cause additional complications. It breaks through plaque buildup in the heart's arteries by delivering high-speed jets of saline solution through tiny openings in the top of a surgical instrument called a catheter. The AngioJet offers the 7 million people who suffer from coronary artery disease each year an invaluable new technology that can prevent the need for surgery.