Medical Moment: Remove blood clots in a flash

Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 5:33 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A medical device designed for quick removal of blood clots in the lungs may have some unexpected benefits for patients.

That story is in today’s Medical Moment.

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage or clot in one of the arteries that can lead to death in up to a third of all patients.

As Martie Salt reports, there’s an FDA approved device that surgeons can use to remove it.

Researchers also had another unexpected, but welcome finding.

Surgeons said the device worked for patients who had pulmonary embolisms as a result of COVID-19.

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