Treatment of cardiac device-related infective endocarditis utilizing the new T20 curve catheter and flow saver with the Inari mechanical aspiration system

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2022 Sep;100(3):476-479. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30350. Epub 2022 Jul 26.


Emerging innovations have led to the development of tools and techniques to perform mechanical aspiration of right-sided endocarditis vegetations. However, blood loss during aspiration, the need for veno-veno bypass, and nonsteerable catheters have limited expansion of these treatment options to more patients. We present a case of pacemaker lead endocarditis treated with the Inari mechanical aspiration system utilizing the new T20 curved catheter (Inari Medical).

Keywords: endocarditis; endovascular intervention; interventional deice/innovation; thrombectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheters
  • Defibrillators, Implantable*
  • Endocarditis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Endocarditis* / etiology
  • Endocarditis* / therapy
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial* / diagnostic imaging
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Suction
  • Thrombectomy / adverse effects
  • Treatment Outcome