Retrieving the Amplatz retrievable vena cava filter

David W. Hunter, Gunnar Lund, Joseph A. Rysavy, Wilfrido Castaneda-Zuniga, John F. Cardella, Antony T. Young, Zeev Vladover, Kurt Amplatz

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The new Amplatz retrievable filter was placed 15 times into the inferior vena cava (IVC) of 7 dogs. Retrieval of the filter was attempted in 11 cases after 1 week and in 3 cases after 2 weeks. The retrieval was successful and without complication in all 14 cases. The 15th placement resulted in thrombotic occlusion of the IVC, and no retrieval was attempted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987


  • Thrombosis, venous
  • Venae cavae, filters
  • Venae cavae, stenosis
  • Venae cavae, thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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