EKOS™ Endovascular System

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EKOS Ultrasound Guided Catheter directed thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism.
The targeted ultrasound waves differentiate this technology, providing accelerated clot dissolution by unwinding the fibrin matrix.
The EKOS catheter is comprised of two parts: the Infusion catheter and the ultrasonic core.
EKOS™ Endovascular System: How it Works
EKOS Ultrasound-Assisted Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis
The targeted ultrasound waves differentiate this technology, providing accelerated clot dissolution by unwinding the fibrin matrix.
The EKOS catheter is comprised of two parts: the Infusion catheter and the ultrasonic core.

EKOS Endovascular System - Ultrasound-Assisted Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis

EKOS was the first interventional device indicated for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. EKOS is used for the infusion of physician-specific fluids, including thrombolytics, into the peripheral vasculature. EKOS' ultrasound technology accelerates drug dispersion, requiring less lytic agent.

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Product Description

EKOS is a safe, repeatable and reliable treatment that dissolves thrombus quickly with low lytic, low blood loss and low trauma – resulting in proven long-term outcomes. EKOS leverages the power of targeted ultrasonic waves to thin and separate fibrin strands and accelerates lytic dispersion deeper into the clot. Backed by long-term data, EKOS is the first choice, smart choice, and right choice.

Ultrasonic Core Technology

  • Minimally invasive, 15-minute procedure that is quick to perform
  • Lytic agent: as low as 8 mg tPA used1
  • Ultrasonic waves accelerate clot dissolution by unwinding and thinning fibrin strands to expose more drug receptor sites; acoustic streaming drives the drug deeper into the clot for safe dissolution
Blue circles illustrating target thrombus safety
Target Thrombus Safety
Blue circles and dots illustrating acoustic pulse acceleration
Acoustic Pulse Acceleration
Blue dots illustrating superior clot dissolution
Superior Clot Dissolution

Reimbursement Information

The C-Code used for the EKOS™ Endovascular System is C1887 or C1889. C-Codes are used for hospital outpatient device reporting for Medicare and some private payers. Note: Boston Scientific Corporation is not responsible for correct use of codes on submitted claims; this information does not constitute reimbursement or legal advice.
  1. Tapson V et al. A randomized trial of the optimum duration of acoustic pulse thrombolysis procedure in acute intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions 2018; 11(14):1401-1410.

 

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