Inferior Vena Caval Filters: Impact of Endovascular Technology

  • Mary C. Proctor
  • Lazar J. Greenfield


Advances in technology often challenge the safe and effective use of established therapies and diagnostic methods. Such new technologies may positively or negatively affect existing treatments or may lead to new indications for their use. This is a well recognized fact in pharmacology, and it is becoming increasingly more evident with medical devices. In light of these considerations, we examine the effects of the newer endovascular interventions on the vena caval filter, one of the original endovascular devices.


Inferior Vena Caval Superior Vena Caval Inferior Vena Caval Filter Temporary Filter Vena Caval Filter 
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  • Mary C. Proctor
  • Lazar J. Greenfield

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