Inari in the News


Advancing the Treatment of Chronic DVT With the New ClotTriever BOLD Catheter

Building the VTE center of excellence

By Fanta Cherif

January 2022


New techniques to remove blood clot in lungs improve patient survival rate to more than 98%

Patients in Singapore who have blood clots in the lungs can now undergo a virtually risk-free treatment that increases their survival rate to more than 98 per cent.

Mr Mohamed Roslan bin Dawood, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Director of Cardiology Pipin Kojodjojo, Cardiology and ICU Consultant Jimmy Ong and Ms Michelle Yip.

January 2022


Achievement of Rapid Venous Hemostasis Following Large-Bore Catheter Procedures

Mid- to large-bore percutaneous interventional procedures such as structural heart repairs, catheter ablations, thrombectomies, and leadless pacemaker implantations are increasing in number as more devices and applications are developed.

Joshua Cornman-Homonoff, MD; Jeffrey B. Hirsh, MD; Elliott M. Goodwin, DO; Jeffrey Roesch, MD; and Angelo Marino, DO

November 2021


Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers Health Matters features Inari Medical

Dr. Rishi Kaushal, an interventional cardiologist at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers San Pedro is leading a change movement for VTE patients by offering new treatment options.

With Rishi Kaushal, MD

November 2021


FlowTriever Safe, Effective for Acute PE in Expanded FLASH Results

For patients with intermediate- or high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE), removing the blockage with the FlowTriever percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy system (Inari Medical) is both safe and effective, according to an expanded interim analysis of the FLASH registry.

With Catalin Toma, MD; Ehtisham Mahmud, MD;

November 2021


The Pursuit of Bloodless Thrombectomy

How Inari Medical’s purpose-built venous portfolio allows for complete thrombus extraction unimpeded by blood loss concerns.

With Duke Duncan, MD; Orestis Pappas, MD; Bennet George, MD; and Clarence Gill, MD

October 2021



VESA-LA is one the first in Los Angeles County to use the ClotTriever® System for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

August 2021



VESA-LA is the first in Los Angeles County to use FlowTriever® for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. 

August 2021


Inari Medical Takes on Venous Thromboembolism in Europe

How single-session, thrombolytic-free mechanical thrombectomy is fundamentally changing the treatment of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.

With Felix Mahfoud, MD, FESC; Andrew Wigham, BSc (Hons), MBBS (Lond), MRCS, FRCR; Emma Wilton, MB BChir, MA (Cantab), MD, FRCS; and Michael Piorkowski, MD

July 2021

Endovascular Today: Building a VTE Center of Excellence

How one institution introduced dedicated care coordinators to identify, triage, and follow patients with venous thromboembolic disease.

With Michael Knox, MD, FACR; Trevor Cummings, MD, FACEP; and Erin VanDyke, MPAS, PA-C

July 2021

Inari Medical announces presentation of positive chronic clot subanalysis results from CLOUT registry

Inari Medical has announced strongly positive interim results of the first 64 chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients enrolled in the ClotTriever outcomes (CLOUT) registry.

January 26, 2021

Right Atrial Thrombus in Transit

Drs. Dandan Chen, Rajesh Sachdeva and Gautam Kumar share a case report on of percutaneous mechanical thrombo-embolectomy of free-floating right atrial thrombus using the Inari FlowTriever system. 

January 2021

Easing the Burden of VTE Treatment

Drs. Jonathan Lindquist, Ethan Munzinger and Paul Gagne share case reports on single-session mechanical thrombectomy that avoids thrombolytics, reduces ICU stay while getting patients home sooner.

August 2020

Reversing the Death Spiral: FlowTriever Thrombectomy for High-Risk PE

Drs. James Horowitz, Mitch Silver, Catalin Toma, Pavan Khanna, Mitchell Weinberg and Andrew Galmer discuss thier experiences using FlowTriever in high-risk PE cases, and share an update on FLAME study.

July 2020

It’s Alive! The Evolution of Thrombus and Why Fast, Effective Removal Is Key

Dr. Scott Cameron shares insights into venous thrombus biology including the formation of thrombus and consequence of residual clot. In addition, Drs. Labib Haddad and Octavio Cosme present case reports using FlowTriever and ClotTriever systems after unsuccessful lytic treatments.

April 2020

Reversing the Miniaturization Trend: Why Going Bigger Is Better for Treating VTE

Drs. Christopher Huff, Michael Jolly, Mitchell Silver, Venkat Tummala, and Eric Trestman discuss how the large-bore Triever24 catheter can extract large volumes of venous clot to optimize procedural success in different VTE settings.

March 2020


Is It Time to End the Therapeutic Nihilism Toward Treating VTE in Cancer Pateints?

Cases highlighting the potential for early benefit and improved quality of life and function associated with the use of FlowTriever and ClotTriever Systems in patients with cancer and VTE.

With Sirish A. Kishore, MD and William C. Dillon, MD, FACC

October 2019

Treating Common but Complex VTE Scenarios

Drs. Thomas M. Tu, Thomas S. Maldonado, and Suman Annambhotla present case reports using the FlowTriever and ClotTriever Systems for thrombolytic-free, single-session treatments of complex VTE presentations.

July 2019

Improving the Risk/Benefit Profile for Managing VTE With Lytic-Free Mechanical Thrombectomy

Drs. Glenn Hoots and Kiran Venkat Chunduri share their experience with the FlowTriever and ClotTriever Systems, respectively, and Drs. Mike Jolly and Nathan Saucier describe the evolution of their venous thromboembolism practices.

March 2019

Novel Mechanical Thrombectomy Tools for Venous Thromboembolism

Dr. Antonious Attallah and Dr. Herman Kado report on recent FlowTriever and ClotTriever PE and DVT cases, and extracted clot images are presented from recent procedures performed across the United States.

November 2018

Emerging Tools for Lytic-Free, Single-Session Treatment of Venous Thromboembolic Disease

The ClotTriever Outcomes (CLOUT) registry principal investigators share their current DVT practices and thoughts on the new study, and DVT and PE case reports are presented using the Inari Medical ClotTriever and FlowTriever Systems.

August 2018

Patient Stories

No-knife procedure to avoid some open heart surgeries is now in Israel

Written by Nathan Jeffay

Jerusalem doctors have delivered the life-saving effect of open heart surgery without needing to perform the invasive, risk-prone procedure.

Michael Galbard, 69, was recently rushed to Hadassah Medical Center with a pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that travels to a lung artery where it blocks blood flow.

Acute pulmonary embolism is a common cause of cardiovascular death — the third most common cause in the United States, after heart attack and stroke.

January 2023

Patient Stories

A Torrance Memorial team performs minimally invasive surgery, saving the lives of a new mom and daughter

Written by John Ferrari | Photographed by Vincent Rios

Pregnancy can be an emotional time, and that’s normal. Scary isn’t normal, but sometimes pregnancy can be scary. Scary is what happened to Britney Mula and her fiancé, Tim, as they awaited the arrival of their baby girl, Savannah. Thanks to quick thinking and a hightech intervention though, this scary situation has a happy ending.

As Britney recalls, the first 35 weeks of her pregnancy “were super easy—it was great.” But in early April, five weeks away from a full-term pregnancy, her left leg felt sore. She had exercised that day and chalked it up to a good workout.

Over the next three days, however, the pain became steadily worse, and Britney went to see her OB-GYN, Cheryl Sanders, MD, of Torrance Memorial Physician Network. In less than five minutes, an ultrasound revealed an extensive blood clot.

September, 2022

What an Unvaccinated Sergeant Who Nearly Died of Covid Wants You to Know


Frank Talarico, a 47-year-old police sergeant, was hospitalized for 49 days with the coronavirus. “If I was vaccinated,” he said, “I wouldn’t have gotten as sick as I did.”

…the patrol officer who was less than a year away from retirement after 24 years on the job was hospitalized twice.

After being rushed to the hospital the second time, he had a foot-long blood clot removed from his lung, a procedure that prevented certain death but caused his heart to nearly stop beating. He was placed on advanced life-support while still on the operating table. For two days a machine did the work of his heart and lungs.

April, 2022

New technology helped local woman survive pulmonary embolism caused by genetic predisposition

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Quick action and a new medical device meant the difference between survival and death for one Green Township woman.

By WCPO News9

July 13, 2021

19-year-old Crash Victim Saved From Life-Long Complications With One-Of-A-Kind Procedure By Dr. Patrick Coffey of Vascular Specialists

Dr. Patrick Coffey, vascular and endovascular surgeon with Vascular Specialists in Tinley Park, Illinois, recently performed life-changing surgery on 19-year-old crash victim.

By businesswire

December 10, 2020

New Approaches Advance the Treatment of Life-Threatening Blood Clots

By Nancy Eagleton, Baptist Health South Florida

July 16, 2020

When Leg Pain Could Turn Deadly: Beware of Blood Clots

By Lauren Woods,

November 18, 2019

St. Luke’s doctor uses new device to save woman who had 10 large blood clots

She wasn’t supposed to live through the night after doctors discovered she had multiple blood clots. But now she’s living life to the fullest,  thanks to St. Luke’s doctors used a new device to save her life.

By Nicole Diantonio, Fox 4 News KC

October 11, 2018 – Kansas City, MO

New procedure at Sacred Heart removes blood clots, saving lives

Pulmonary embolism is the third most common cause of death from cardiovascular disease, after heart attack and stroke. At Sacred Heart Hospital, doctors are using a new procedure to remove life-threatening clots from the lungs.

By Laura Hussey,

2018 – Pensacola, FL

Procedure Overview

Developments in blood clot treatment saved one man’s life after long COVID-19. He’s hoping it helps others, too

When Eugene Roberts heard while lying in the emergency room that he had blood clots in the main pulmonary artery to his lungs, he began to prepare to die.

“I need to tell my family I am probably not coming out of the hospital, and they need to prepare for my demise and that I’m not going to make it,” Roberts told the emergency doctor last fall.

The physician seemed perplexed and replied: “What are you talking about?”

Roberts had been a paramedic for 25 years before he began to drive buses at the Spokane Transit Authority in 2018, and he had tried to resuscitate or keep alive many patients previously with similar diagnoses.

But he knew that often, the outcomes were not good.

What he didn’t know is that technology has improved since then, and clinicians and radiologists have started using new tools and technologies to treat and remove blood clots more intesively in the last five years.

Ten years ago, Roberts might not have survived. But in 2021, his odds were much better.

By Arielle Dreher

May 3, 2022

COVID has led to an increased risk in developing blood clots, doctors say

HOUSTON – Trent Strickland, 28, said he felt pretty bad when he got COVID.

“Seven days we were symptomatic, and then it took another additional week just to get over the symptoms where we were able to do things normally,” Strickland explained that he didn’t do a lot of walking around while sick.

When his leg was swelling and tender, his wife knew it was a medical emergency.

“Anytime around the infection, you’re at risk of getting a blood clot,” Dr. Khaled Khalaf said.

By Haley Hernandez, Health Reporter

February 10, 2022

New procedure at Baptist Hospital treating patients who have blood clots

A new procedure at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas is helping patients who have blood clots. And, it’s keeping those patients out of Covid-stressed intensive care units.

By Page Hubbard

September 2, 2021

Pulmonary embolism common after COVID-19 virus; Beaumont doctor shares warning signs

Imagine for a moment, one day your child is a college athlete competing at the top of her game. The next battle with COVID lands her in the hospital with a close call with death and at first, no one seems to know why.

By Carolyn Clifford

June 29, 2021

Methodist Hospitals takes an innovative, less invasive approach to treating blood clots

Blood clots, always a danger particularly for those who have been hospitalized or inactive, have been increasing in size and number during the pandemic.

By Jane Ammeson

June 9, 2021

Healthy Living: Removing Blood Clots

While blood thinners are often administered to break up the clot, there is one FDA approved device that surgeons can use for removal.

By Courtney Doyle

January 18, 2021

Endovascular Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism and the Use of Mechanical Thrombectomy

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Tu and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Venkat Tummala discuss risk stratification and examine the role of mechanical thrombectomy in treating pulmonary embolism.

By Lauren Fang

December 22, 2020

FDA-Approved Medical Device Removes Blood Clots in FLASH

An FDA-approved medical device allows surgeons to thread a catheter into a patient’s pulmonary artery to grab the clot

By Ivanhoe Newswire

December 3, 2020

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood Debuts New Surgical Technologies

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood has become one of the first Houston-area hospitals to implant two new surgical implements.

By Community Reports

November 17, 2020

VIR - Inari Medical - November 9, 2020

Surgeons with Vascular Institute of the Rockies are using Inari Medical’s FlowTriever device to remove large venous blood clots for the treatment of pulmonary embolism.

By Jacquie Palisi, 9news

November 9, 2020

VIR - Inari Medical - November 9, 2020

Identify and treat your clots. The ClotTriever systems is specifically designed to remove large venous blood clots associated with DVT. 

By Jacquie Palisi, 9news

December 17, 2020

Successful Mechanical Thrombectomy for Pulmonary Embolism Using the Inari FlowTriever

Interventional cardiologist Dr. Thomas Tu and interventional radiologist Dr. Venkat Tummala discuss their experiences using the Inari FlowTriever, providing an overview of the procedure workflow. 

By Lauren Fang

October 21, 2020

Denver surgeons are using new technology to treat blood clots

Surgeons with Vascular Institute of the Rockies are using Inari Medical’s ClotTriever and FlowTriever devices to remove large venous blood clots for the treatment of VTE disease.

By Kim Posey, KDVR Denver

October 18, 2020

Baptist Medical Center introduces new blood clot removal procedure

Baptist Medical Center is the first in Central Mississippi to use cutting edge technology to remove blood clots and decrease pain and swelling.

By Roslyn Anderson  WLBT      Jackson, MS

September 2, 2020

New Device Helps Virtua Treat Blood Clots in Coronavirus Patients

Physicians in the Virtua Health System are using a new tool to treat pulmonary embolism, a life-threating clot in the lungs.

By Anthony Bellano, Patch Staff. August 20, 2020

Backtable Podcast Ep. 58: Endovascular Treatment of PE with Dr. Venkat Tummala and Dr. Thomas Tu

Interventional Cardiologist Thomas Tu, MD and Interventional Radiologist Venkat Tummala MD discuss their respective approach to the treatment of Pulmonary Embolism, including risk stratification, treatment options, and endovascular technique.

A New Kid in Town: Single-Session Treatment for Iliofemoral DVT Without Thrombolytics

Iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) causes venous outflow obstruction associated with severe symptoms of pain and swelling. 

By Joji J. Varghese, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Bailey Ann Estes BSN, RN-BC, RNFA, CNOR, RCIS, Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas

Volume 27 – Issue 12 – December 2019

Pulmonary Artery Embolectomy using the INARI FlowTriever

 Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, presents a cardiovascular procedure featuring Maham Rahimi, MD and Manuel Rojo, MD, as they demonstrate “Pulmonary Artery Embolectomy using the INARI FlowTriever”.

Surgery: Maham Rahimi, MD, PhD & Manuel Rojo, MD

October 30, 2019

Left Illiofemoral DVT Thrombectomy Using ClotTriever Device

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, presents a cardiovascular procedure featuring Maham Rahimi, MD, Manuel Rojo, MD and Ahmed Mohamed, MD, as they demonstrate “Left Iliofemoral DVT Thrombectomy Using ClotTriever Device “.

Surgery: Maham Rahimi, MD, Manuel Rojo, MD and Ahmed Mohamed, MD

July 24, 2019

New Treatment to Remove Clots Offers Dramatic Results


March 14, 2019