Factors Affecting Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval: A Review

Kristen D. Crumley, Eddie Hyatt, Sanjeeva P Kalva, Hriday Shah

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Objective: Over the last 2 decades, there has been an exponential rise in placement of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, while the retrieval rate has remained steadily low. Approaches to increasing filter retrieval rates have been extensively studied. Conclusion: This review presents an up-to-date review of reported data-driven variables that affect retrieval rates of IVC filters, with a focus on clinical, technical, and process factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • inferior vena cava filter retrieval
  • retrieval rates
  • venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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