What are the available types of permanent inferior vena cava (IVC) filters?

Updated: Oct 31, 2020
  • Author: Gary P Siskin, MD; Chief Editor: Kyung J Cho, MD, FACR, FSIR  more...
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Permanent filters

Bard Peripheral Vascular

B Braun Medical

  • VenaTech LGM vena cava filter

  • VenaTech LP vena cava filter

Boston Scientific

  • Stainless steel Greenfield filter (SGF) (Kimray-Greenfield filter)

  • Titanium Greenfield filter (TGF)

  • Percutaneous stainless steel Greenfield filter (12F SGF)

  • An example of an inserted Greenfield filter is shown in the image below

    Greenfield filter. Greenfield filter.

Cook Medical

  • Gianturco-Roehm Bird's Nest filter (BNF) (see the following image)

    Bird's nest filter. Bird's nest filter.


  • TrapEase permanent vena cava filter (see the image below)

    TrapEase filter. TrapEase filter.

Rafael Medical Technologies

  • SafeFlo vena cava filter

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