What is an Option inferior vena cava (IVC) filter?

Updated: Oct 31, 2020
  • Author: Gary P Siskin, MD; Chief Editor: Kyung J Cho, MD, FACR, FSIR  more...
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The Option filter was approved by the in FDA in June 2009.

This is a laser-cut nitinol device designed for IVC diameters up to 32 mm. A somewhat unique feature is over-the-wire placement. The Option filter is a conical filter featuring 6 legs with hooks for anchoring, with a retrieval hook at the apex. The introducer set is 6F OD (5F ID), and the filter cartridge is color-coded for a femoral/jugular approach.

Clinical results are pending.

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