Ann Vasc Med | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Editorial | Open Access
Schacht Michael, Stevens Dave, Sinsabaugh Christopher, Butty Sabah, Oancea Lyndsay, Christopher Sinsabaugh and Semper Fidelis*
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, India
*Correspondance to: Semper FidelisFulltext PDF
IVC filters remain a mainstay of prevention of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) when primary anticoagulation therapy cannot be started, must be stopped, or is insufficient to protect patients from clinically significant PE who are at high risk. One particular challenge of optimal filter deployment is filter stability during deployment. The Cook Günther Tulip is typically deployed completely unsheathed which can lead to filter malposition, typically tilt. Sheath centered deployment of the Günther Tulip filter optimizes filter centering within the IVC by minimizing the potential for filter tilt. Learning
Objective: To discuss the challenges of and solutions to optimal centered deployment of the Günther Tulip Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter (Cook, Bloomington, Indiana) vis-á-vis the “sheath centered deployment” technique.
Michael S, Dave S, Christopher S, Sabah B, Lyndsay O, Sinsabaugh C, et al. Sheath Centered Deployment of the Cook Günther Tulip Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Ann Vasc Med. 2018;1(1):1005.