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Vena Tech vena cava filter: experience and early follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1797208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vena caval filters, such as the Vena Tech filter, that employ low-profile introducer systems have provided physicians with a variety of options for percutaneous placement. From April 1989 to April 1990, 81 patients underwent percutaneous placement of the Vena Tech filter at the authors' institution. Follow-up has been obtained to evaluate the filter with regard to the prevention of pulmonary embolism, the maintenance of caval patency, and mechanical stability. Two cases of pulmonary embolism have been seen following filter placement. Three cases of caval thrombosis have occurred, with recanalization of the cava seen in two of these cases. There have been one broken filter and one case of incomplete filter opening. Limited filter tilting and migration have occurred, though in no case has filter tilt or migration been clinically significant. This experience with the Vena Tech filter suggests that it is safe and effective for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.
F C Taylor; M H Awh; C E Kahn; C T Lu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1051-0443     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-16     Completed Date:  1992-04-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203369     Medline TA:  J Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Chicago.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Vena Cava Filters*
Comment In:
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1991 Nov;2(4):425-6   [PMID:  1797206 ]

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