Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters

Sarah Clark, Heron E. Rodriguez*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with implantable filters was introduced in 1967. After being almost completely abandoned due to its many complications, the procedure gained significant clinical application with the introduction of the Greenfield stainless steel filter in 1973. Continued advances in filter designs have led to a dramatic increase in their use—more than 140,000 filters were inserted worldwide in 2003 (Sing et al., Surg Innov 12:195–202, 2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndovascular Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781461473121
ISBN (Print)9781461473114
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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