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thrombectomy

 [throm-bek´tah-me]
excision of a clot from a blood vessel.
medical thrombectomy enzymatic dissolution of a blood clot in situ.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

throm·bec·to·my

(throm-bek'tŏ-mē),
The excision of a thrombus.
[thromb- + G. ektomē, excision]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thrombectomy

(thrŏm-bĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of a thrombus.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

thrombectomy

 The removal of a clot/thrombus
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

throm·bec·to·my

(throm-bek'tŏ-mē)
The excision of a thrombus.
[thromb- + G. ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

thrombectomy

Surgical removal of a blood clot from an artery or vein.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Comprehensive stroke centers like SMH are expected to be capable of intra-arterial interventions, of which thrombectomies are the latest and most effective iteration.
THE POTENTIAL FOR thrombectomies continues to spread.
In the near future, we may see thrombectomies successfully performed more than a full day after the onset of a stroke.
Thrombectomies, which have been used in some hospitals for a decade, gained currency after the positive 2014 and 2015 clinical trials.
But thrombectomies are well-reimbursed by Medicare and insurers, and ultimately are more profitable than a lower level of stroke treatment, says Tudor G.
Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., treats about 750 clot-based stroke patients annually but doesn't do thrombectomies. Officials there say they are trying to build up a 24-hour-a-day thrombectomy capability.
Some hospitals that aren't capable of doing thrombectomies say they can first give an anticlotting drug called tPA, and, if it isn't enough, quickly transfer patients to a comprehensive center for a thrombectomy.
Many stroke specialists say some hospitals that don't do thrombectomies resist a change in ambulance protocols because these allow the hospitals to admit more patients and hold on to them longer.
In Washington, D.C., there is no requirement ambulances take severely-stricken patients to the three hospitals capable of thrombectomies. Instead, a stroke patient often gets taken initially to a hospital designated as a "primary stroke center." That designation is largely given to U.S.
At the moment, thrombectomies are offered in only a handful of hospitals, but there are plans to expand their availability to 24 specialist centres in the UK, starting this year.