A rheolytic thrombectomy is a procedure designed to remove clots. A special pump delivers high-pressure saline to the tip of the catheter. This creates a vacuum that breaks the clot into fragments and suctions the fragments out of the artery. Your doctor may recommend the procedure if you have extensive clots, such as in the case of a heart attack or have vein graft disease.

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