Vena caval filter to prevent pulmonary embolism: experimental study. Work in progress.

  title={Vena caval filter to prevent pulmonary embolism: experimental study. Work in progress.},
  author={Rolf W. G{\"u}nther and Hans H. Schild and A Fries and Stephan St{\"o}rkel},
  volume={156 2},
A new inferior vena caval filter was tested in an experimental series of 23 dogs and in an in vitro study. The filter consists of a pliable basket and anchoring legs made of stainless steel. It can be inserted percutaneously in an antegrade or retrograde fashion through a 10-F Teflon catheter and can be retrieved with a snare or forceps. The filter is self-orienting in the inferior vena cava, becomes securely the inferior vena cava, becomes securely fixed to the wall, and has exhibited no… 

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