A Single-Institutional Comparative Analysis of Advanced Versus Standard Snare Removal of Inferior Vena Cava Filters

Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Osman Ahmed, Ye Joon Kim, Mikin V. Patel, Thomas G. Tullius, Rakesh Navuluri, Brian Funaki, Thuong Van HaAbstractPurposeTo investigate differences in procedure time, radiation exposure, and periprocedural complications associated with advanced inferior vena cava (IVC) filter retrieval compared with standard snare retrieval.Materials and MethodsA total of 378 patients underwent standard or advanced IVC filter retrieval over a 5-year period. Technical success, retrieval techniques, fluoroscopy time, radiation dose, and complications were analyzed. All retrieval procedures with techniques other than a “snare-and-sheath” method were categorized as advanced, including failed standard attempts requiring intraprocedural conversion to advanced techniques.ResultsA total of 462 filter retrieval attempts were made in 378 patients (57% female). Success rates for standard and advanced retrieval attempts were 86.8% (317 of 365) and 91.8% (89 of 97), respectively. The rate of periprocedural complications was significantly higher in the advanced retrieval group (P = .006). Complication rates for standard and advanced retrievals were 0.6% (2 of 318; all minor) and 5.2% (5 of 97; 3 minor [3.1%] and 2 major [2.1%]), respectively. The 2 major complications during advanced retrievals included filter fracture and embolization. Average fluoroscopy time for advanced ...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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