Cordis Johnson and Johnson Optease Vena Cava Filter | Used in IVC filter | Which Medical Device

Optease Vena Cava Filter

Added Jul 11, 2008

Manufactured by Cordis Johnson and Johnson

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The Optease filter is a retrievable filter that can be inserted via femoral, jugular or antecubital routes. The filter comes compressed in a plastic tube for insertion, marked for the appropriate insertion route. This nitinol hypotube filter is a modified version of the permanent TrapEase filter. It has a double-basket design for dual-level filtration and has side struts with unidirectional fixation barbs to protect against cephalad migration. It can be inserted via jugular, femoral or antecubital approaches but has a hook at the caudal end only and therefore may be retrieved only by a femoral approach.

Although the filter is removable it is recommended not to leave it longer than 23 days. 



'A brief history of inferior vena cava filters and analysis of current devices' - read the editorial by Dr Michael Burns and Professor Michael Lee. and compare this device to the range of other caval filters currently available.

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