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The Angel® Catheter Clinical Trial: Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism in High Risk Subjects


The primary objective of this multicenter, prospective, single arm clinical trial is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Angel® Catheter in subjects at high risk of PE, and with recognized contraindications to standard pharmacological therapy (anticoagulation).



Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Subject or legally authorized representative is willing and able to provide written informed consent,
  • Subject is 18 years or older,
  • Subject is expected to remain in a critical care setting for at least 72 hours, AND at least one of the following inclusion criteria (4,5, and/or 6)
  • Subject has recognized contraindications to standard pharmacological thromboprophylaxis including: - Active bleeding or at high risk for bleeding OR - Hypersensitivity to pharmacological thromboprophylaxis OR - History of severe heparin induced thrombocytopenia OR - Severe thrombocytopenia
  • Subject has a confirmed acute proximal lower extremities DVT or a confirmed acute PE with recognized contraindication to anticoagulation
  • Subject requires a temporary interruption (>24 hours) of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis for a surgical or medical procedure

  • Subject is pregnant
  • Subject is in treatment with an investigational drug or device within 30 days prior to enrollment
  • Subject has a pre-existing IVC filter in place
  • BMI = > 45
  • Subject has functioning pelvic renal allograft on the only side available for device insertion
  • Subject has undergone a surgical procedure involving the femoral vein or pelvic veins through which the device must be inserted
  • Anatomic inability to place the Angel


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