Vena Cava Filters

Vena cava filters are a type of venous therapy that involves implanting a self-expanding wire cage medical device into the inferior vena vein to prevent pulmonary emboli traveling from the lower extremities into the lungs to cause a pulmonary emolism (PE).

News | April 06, 2012
April 6, 2012 — Crux Biomedical announced that a recently completed pivotal trial of its Crux Vena Cava Filter (VCF)...
Videos | Vena Cava Filters | April 06, 2012
The Crux inferior vena cava (IVC) filter was designed for easy deployment and later retrieval. This video clip shows...
Videos | Vena Cava Filters | April 06, 2012
The Crux inferior vena cava (IVC) filter was designed for easy deployment and later retrival. This video clip shows...
News | January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012 — Crux Biomedical announced it received CE mark approval for its inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) with...
News | November 23, 2011
November 23, 2011 – Many specialists question whether a permanent inferior vena cava (IVC) filter can be developed...
News | March 15, 2011
March 15, 2011 – Argon Medical Devices has entered into a definitive license agreement with Rex Medical, for...
Laser sheaths used for EP device lead extraction.

The Spectranetics Laser Sheath comes in various sizes to accommodate different size leads.

Feature | EP Lab | July 21, 2010 | Avi Fischer, M.D., FACC, FHRS
Cardiac rhythm device reliability and the approach to managing complications associated with these devices have...
News | July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010 – The first patient has enrolled in the Retrieve 2 U.S. trial, which will evaluate the safety and...

The Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter can now be delivered via the femoral artery.

Technology | March 23, 2010
March 23, 2010 – A femoral access delivery system to aid physicians placing inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was...

The Zilver 518 RX is a self-expanding nitinol stent.

News | October 21, 2009
October 21, 2009 – Cook Medical is introducing six new products in parallel to provide better treatment options to...
News | September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009 – Physicians can now navigate even the most tortuous anatomy with greater speed and safety with...
News | July 21, 2009
July 21, 2009 – Total procedures performed in angio labs from 2004 to 2008 grew 20 percent, from 4 million in 2004 to...

The Option Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Reprinted with permission of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals.

Technology | June 08, 2009
June 8, 2009 - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. today said the FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the Option Inferior...
Technology | May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009 - Rafael Medical Technologies Inc. said this week it received FDA clearance for its SafeFlo Vena Cava...

MSCTA helps with CTO, which accounts for 10 to 15 percent of patients undergoing coronary angioplasty.

Feature | February 04, 2008 | Amy Ballard, MEd
Delivering vivid and insightful CT images of the coronary vessels directly into the cardiac catheterization...