Using embolic agents to stop blood flowBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM04028
Using embolic agents to stop blood flow
A catheter emits small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine artery. The embolic agents then flow to the fibroids and lodge in the arteries that feed them. This cuts off blood flow to starve the tumors.