Techniques for Retrieval of Permanent Inferior Vena Cava Filters

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In this article, we will present our approach to the retrieval of Greenfield, TrapEase, and Simon Nitinol filters. For each device, we will provide a brief history of the device’s development and implementation into clinical practice; this will be followed by a description of our procedural approach, which we will illustrate with a case and images from our practice. We will alsodiscuss techniques described in the literature for the retrieval of VenaTech devices.

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