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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Endovascular Interventions|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Case-Based Approach|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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