Research and registries

Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) Study

ATTRACT

Dr. Suresh Vedantham developed the Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) study through the use of an SIR Foundation Research Consensus Panel (RCP) in 2004. ATTRACT was designed to evaluate the ability of catheter-directed thrombolysis to reduce the incidence and severity in patients with acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT). ATTRACT was submitted to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 2008, and received $10.2 million in funding. The SIR Foundation participated as a collaborating institution in the development and execution of the trial.

The study has completed accrual of its originally planned cohort of 692 patients. ATTRACT, which enrolled patients in 56 hospitals, will determine if the use of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with acute proximal DVT prevents the post-thrombotic syndrome and improves quality of life. 

To learn more about the progress and achievements, please visit the ATTRACT website.