Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal With Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis

The Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) trial was designed in 2005, based on the outcome of an SIR Foundation research consensus panel that took place in October 2004. The SIR Foundation began working with Suresh Vedantham, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in 2006 to develop the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 application for the ATTRACT trial.

ATTRACT is 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 NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2006 and received $10.2 million in funding. SIR Foundation participates as a collaborating institution in the development and execution of the trial.