Groundbreaking tool to treat pulmonary embolisms on display at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

The doctors say the new technology can get to blood clots without requiring the patient to undergo extensive surgery.

Asha McKenzie and Adolfo Carrion

Jan 3, 2024, 10:27 PM

Updated 193 days ago

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Doctors at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi are now treating pulmonary embolisms in an innovative way with a new tool they say will save lives.  
The doctors say the new technology can get to blood clots without requiring the patient to undergo extensive surgery.  
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi was a part of the Acute Pulmonary Embolism Extraction Trial for around one year, using the Alpha Vac System, also known as the APEX-AV clinical trial. It treated 120 people across the country.
That APEX-AV innovation has treated eight Bronx residents who had blood clots in their arteries and lungs, and doctors say it’ll save many more. 


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