Pictured from left to right are: Taylor McBride, RN; Jason Vidrine, RN; Kevin Latiolais, RT; Layla Davis, RT; Chad Thompson, RN; Dr. Kalyan Veerina, MD; Nick Trahan, RN; Ross Barrios, Inari Rep.
OPELOUSAS- Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is the second in the state to use the Inari ClotTriever system to remove a deep vein thrombosis clot in the left leg of a patient. CIS interventional cardiologist Dr. Kalyan Veerina performed the first procedure in the catheterization laboratory at Opelousas General Health System on August 23.
The Inari ClotTriever system includes both a catheter and sheath and is designed to extract large clots from vessels in one procedure without the use of thrombolytic drugs or the need for ICU care post-procedure. The clot removal is entirely mechanical, which minimizes blood loss and the risk of bleeding.
“This new system allows us to remove large blood clots without the need for clot-dissolving drugs,” explained Dr. Veerina. “It also helps remove blood clots in the lungs and in the deep veins of the legs. It offers more comfort for our patients as well, with less bleeding risk and a shorter hospital stay.”
To schedule an appointment with a CIS cardiologist in Opelousas, call 337-942-3006.