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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007 Sep;18(9):1177-82.

Emergency retrieval of a G2 filter after complete migration into the right ventricle.

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  • 1Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pasteur Dr, H-3651, Stanford, CA 94305-5642, USA. wkuo@stanford.edu


A G2 inferior vena cava filter migrated completely into the right ventricle, resulting in chest pain, ventricular tachycardia, and hypotension in a 63-year-old man. Due to the filter's position, the patient was at high risk for further life-threatening cardiopulmonary complications. Percutaneous filter retrieval was successfully performed as a less-invasive alternative to open cardiothoracic surgery.

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