Vista Radiology Utilizes New Device in Treatment of Large-Bore Catheter Procedures 

Vista Radiology is one of the first practices across the United States participating in ground-breaking medical trials of a new device used in large-diameter catheter procedures like Pulmonary Embolisms – a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot, Venous Thrombosis – treatment of deep vein clots, Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) –  intervening with a shunt (tube) placed between the vein which carries blood from the intestines and intraabdominal organs to the liver and the hepatic vein, which carries blood from the liver back to the vena cava and the heart as well as in Pacemaker Implants.

FlowStasis, manufactured by INARI Medical, is a device that simplifies closure of the large bore venous access sites which are required for the use of the FlowTriever device used for suction thrombectomy of pulmonary emboli and the ClotTriever device used for DVT treatment.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Roesch, Interventional Radiologist with Visa Radiology, shared, “The FlowStasis device not only simplifies closure of the access site, it is also more comfortable for the patient.” He added, “With this device, the patient is able to rest more comfortably overnight.”

Most recently, Dr. Roesch utilized FlowStasis in the treatment of a 55-year-old male with a history of alcohol use and liver disease.  It was the first time the FlowStasis device was used for a large bore jugular access.  It was also the first time in the country that the FlowTriever system was used for portal vein thrombosis, which is notoriously extremely difficult to treat.  The patient was very ill, but thanks, in part, to Dr. Roesch and the ground-breaking new technology, he is doing very well.