[DJR-148 1.0 CE] Safety and Efficacy of Acute Pulmonary Embolism Treated via Large-Bore Aspiration Mechanical Thrombectomy Using the Inari FlowTriever Device


Purpose: To report initial experience with safety and efficacy in the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) using the FlowTriever
Materials and Methods: A single-center retrospective study was performed in all patients with acute central PE treated using the
FlowTriever device between March 2018 and March 2019. A total of 46 patients were identified (massive 1⁄4 8; submassive 1⁄4 38), all

with right ventricular (RV) strain and 26% with thrombolytic contraindications. Technical success (according to SIR reporting guide-
lines) and clinical success (defined as mean pulmonary artery pressure intraprocedural improvement) are reported, as are major device

and procedure-related complications within 30 days after discharge.
Results: Technical success was achieved in 100% of cases (n 1⁄4 46). Average mean pulmonary artery pressure improved significantly
from before to after the procedure for the total population (33.9 ± 8.9 mm Hg before, 27.0 ± 9.0 mm Hg after; P < .0001; 95%
confidence interval [CI], 5.0–8.8), submassive cohort (34.7 ± 9.1 mm Hg before, 27.4 ± 9.2 mm Hg after; P <.0001; 95% CI, 5.2–9.5)
and massive cohort (30.4 ± 6.9 mm Hg before, 25.4 ± 8.2 mm Hg after; P < .05; 95% CI:0.4–9.6). Intraprocedural reduction in mean
pulmonary artery pressure was achieved in 88% (n 1⁄4 37 of 42). A total of 100% of patients (n 1⁄4 46 of 46) survived to hospital
discharge. In total, 71% of patients (n 1⁄4 27 of 38) experienced intraprocedural reduction in supplemental oxygen requirements. Two
major adverse events (4.6%) included hemoptysis requiring intubation, and procedure-related blood loss requiring transfusion. No
delayed procedure-related complications or deaths occurred within 30 days of hospital discharge.
Conclusions: Initial clinical experience using the FlowTriever to perform mechanical thrombectomy showed encouraging trends with
respect to safety and efficacy for the treatment of acute central, massive, and submassive pulmonary embolism.

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