New Developments in Caval Filters

  • K. Amplatz
Conference paper
Part of the Radiology Today book series (RADIOL.TODAY, volume 3)


In patients with recurrent pulmonary emboli, placement of caval filters is a well-established beneficial procedure. This is particularly true in patients who cannot be anticoagulated. Among the various filters, the Greenfield and Mobin models are most widely used.


Solder Joint Femoral Vein Wire Loop Caval Filter Retrievable Filter 
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