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January 22, 2020

Argon Medical Launches Single-Loop and Triple-Loop IVC Filter Retrieval Kits

January 22, 2020—Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced the commercial launch of Single-Loop and Triple-Loop retrieval kits for sale in the United States. The Single-Loop and Triple-Loop retrieval kits are intended for percutaneous removal of retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters that are no longer medically required, via a jugular approach.

Key features of the Single-Loop and Triple-Loop retrieval kits include:

  • A coil-reinforced outer sheath with the strength needed to detach filter legs from the IVC wall
  • Radiopaque bands on the distal end of the inner sheath, outer sheath, and the snare catheter for enhanced visualization
  • A 15º curve at the distal tip of the snare catheter for directional control

David Trost, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, New York, commented in the company's announcement, "IVC filters are a safe and effective treatment for the prevention of pulmonary embolism, however, they should be removed when the need for the filter subsides. I like that Argon's new retrieval kits can be used on all retrievable IVC filters, regardless of brand, from the jugular vein, providing unique versatility."

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