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US Device Guide / Vena Cava Filters

Company Name Product Name Indicated Caval Diameter (mm) (based on average caval diameter) Maximum Deployed Length (mm) Catheter Carrier System ID (F) Material Design Approach Permanent/Retrievable
ALN ALN Optional Filter 32 55 7 Stainless steel Conical Femoral/jugular/brachial Optional (permanent or temporary)
ALN ALN Optional Filter With Hook 32 59 7 Stainless steel Conical Femoral/jugular/brachial Optional (permanent or temporary)
Mermaid Medical Angel Catheter 15–30 50 8 (ID), 9 (OD) Nitinol Conical Femoral Retrievable
Cook Medical Bird's Nest Filter 0–40 80 12 Biocompatible stainless steel Varying unique design Femoral/jugular Permanent
Cook Medical Celect Platinum 15–30 49 7 Conichrome Conical Femoral/jugular Optional (permanent or temporary)
BD Interventional Denali Filter 28 50 (unconstrained) 8.4 Nitinol Bilevel, conical Femoral/jugular Optional (permanent or retrievable)
Cook Medical Günther Tulip Filter 0–30 50 7 Conichrome Conical Femoral/jugular Optional (permanent or temporary)
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company OptEase Retrievable Vena Cava Filter Up to 30 54 6 Nitinol Double basket Femoral/jugular/antecubital Optional (permanent or retrievable)
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. OptionElite Up to 30 56.5 5 Nitinol Conical Femoral/jugular/antecubital/popliteal, standard, or OTW Optional (permanent or retrievable)
Boston Scientific Corporation Sentry 16–28 57.7 7 (max OD of 9.75) Nitinol frame with a bioabsorbable filament composed of poly-p-dioxanone (PPDO) Self-expanding cylindrical frame designed to hold the filter in place along with conical filter arms held in place by a bioabsorbable filament; indicated for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism via percutaneous placement in the inferior vena cava in patients at transient risk of pulmonary embolism, in the following situations: pulmonary thromboembolism when anticoagulants are contraindicated, failure of anticoagulant therapy in thromboembolic diseases and emergency treatment following massive pulmonary embolism where anticipated benefits of conventional therapy are reduced Designed for access via left or right femoral vein or right jugular vein Convertible
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company TrapEase Permanent Vena Cava Filter Up to 30 50 6 Nitinol Double basket Femoral/jugular/antecubital Permanent
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. VenaTech Convertible Filter 28 60 12.9 Cobalt chromium Conical Femoral, jugular Convertible
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. VenaTech LP Filter 28 43 7 Cobalt chromium Conical Femoral, jugular, antecubital Permanent

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