Title

Further Developing a Merged Aspiration Thrombectomy Device and Rotational Atherectomy Device for Efficacious Individual or Joint Removal of Thrombi and Plaque

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Endovascular occlusive diseases are among the leading causes of death around the world. Specifically, thrombosis is responsible for 1 in 4 people dying worldwide. Atherosclerosis is the cause of over 50% of deaths in westernized society. The purpose of this research was to improve on existing atherectomy and thrombectomy technology by producing a novel device that can conduct an atherectomy or thrombectomy independently or simultaneously. The goal of this research was to design, construct, and test an efficacious and safe joint rotational atherectomy and aspiration thrombectomy device. The device was designed using 3D models and constructed using balsa wood, metal tubes, DC-motors, 3D-printed parts, wires, batteries, and surgical tubes. To test the device, a mock aspiration thrombectomy and rotational atherectomy were performed in a model blood vessel using model blood clots and plaque, respectively. The joint device was successful and increased the lumen diameter of blood vessels obstructed with blood clots or plaque.

Location

HSS 109

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:00 AM

Further Developing a Merged Aspiration Thrombectomy Device and Rotational Atherectomy Device for Efficacious Individual or Joint Removal of Thrombi and Plaque

HSS 109

Endovascular occlusive diseases are among the leading causes of death around the world. Specifically, thrombosis is responsible for 1 in 4 people dying worldwide. Atherosclerosis is the cause of over 50% of deaths in westernized society. The purpose of this research was to improve on existing atherectomy and thrombectomy technology by producing a novel device that can conduct an atherectomy or thrombectomy independently or simultaneously. The goal of this research was to design, construct, and test an efficacious and safe joint rotational atherectomy and aspiration thrombectomy device. The device was designed using 3D models and constructed using balsa wood, metal tubes, DC-motors, 3D-printed parts, wires, batteries, and surgical tubes. To test the device, a mock aspiration thrombectomy and rotational atherectomy were performed in a model blood vessel using model blood clots and plaque, respectively. The joint device was successful and increased the lumen diameter of blood vessels obstructed with blood clots or plaque.