What is the coolant for in Ekos?

What is the coolant for in Ekos?

The EKOS endovascular system consists of a 5.2F, 106-cmlong infusion catheter, an ultrasound core wire, and a control unit. The saline solution is infused via a coolant port to diffuse heat energy generated by the ultrasound transducer.

How does EKOS catheter work?

How EKOS works. EKOS uses ultrasonic soundwaves and medications to dissolve blood clots. To perform this procedure, our highly skilled experts guide a catheter to the site of the blood clot. Clot-busting medicine is then released through the catheter.

What does EKOS catheter stand for?

Ekosonic Endovascular System (EKOS), a form of catheter-directed pharmacomechanical thrombolysis, has been used to treat submassive and massive pulmonary emboli.

What is Ekos thrombolysis?

EKOS is a safe, repeatable and reliable treatment that dissolves thrombus quickly with low lytic, low blood loss and low trauma – resulting in proven long-term outcomes. EKOS leverages the power of targeted ultrasonic waves to thin and separate fibrin strands and accelerates lytic dispersion deeper into the clot.

When do you use EKOS?

The EKOS® or EkoSonic endovascular system was approved by the FDA in 2004 [12]. It is used for the treatment of PE, DVT and arterial occlusion. The EKOS system consists of an infusion catheter, an ultrasound core wire and a control unit (Figure ​2). Bilateral EKOS catheters on fluoroscopy.

Where does an EKOS catheter go?

This is usually at your groin or behind your knee, depending on the clots location. An Interventional Radiologist will insert the long, thin tube into a blood vessel. The tube is then directed to the general area of the clot.

What medication is used in Ekos?

The catheter will deliver special clot dissolving medicine called thrombolytics to help dissolve the clot. The device, called EKOS is a cutting-edge technology that uses an ultrasound to deliver very low doses of a clot-dissolving drug directly into the clot through a catheter.

What are the risks of EKOS?

Available literature suggests that EKOS could be associated with the reduction of right heart strain, reduction of PE recurrence, and improved quality of life. Described complications include bleeding, bruising, hematoma and rarely CNS hemorrhage.

How do you place an EKOS catheter?

How long do EKOS catheters stay in?

The tubes will remain in place for at least 12 hours or until the medication delivery is complete. After the tubes are removed, your activity will slowly increase.

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