The Department of Cardiology at York Hospital in York, Penn., conducted a study to test the safety of C.R. Bard’s IVC filters – particularly the Recovery and G2 models – and concluded with shocking results. A retrievable IVC filter is a spider-like device inserted into the inferior vena cava (the largest vein in the body) and is supposed to catch blood clots that could make their way to the lungs and/or heart, resulting in pulmonary embolism. The retrievable types are intended to be removed after a certain length of time, and are not to be permanent. However, when the device ... Read More
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