Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2001 • VOLUME 7 • №3

FIRST EXPERIENCE OF NEW CAVA-FILTER "TRAP-EASE" USE:
PRELIMINARY RESULTS

A.S. Solonko, S.A. Kapranov, V.P. Burov, B.Yu. Bobrov
Federal Center of Radiosurgical Methods in Diagnosis and Treatment,
Ministry of Health of Russian Federation,
Moscow, Russia

Authors report the first clinical experience of new cava filter "Trap Ease" (Johnson & Johnson, Cordis, Netherlands) used for prevention of pulmonary thromboembolism. In September-December 2000 "Trap-Ease" cava filters (TECF) were implanted into 6 patients (aged from 41 to 77) according to conventional indications, accepted in Russia. One additional patient was admitted with clinical signs of thrombosis of vena cava inferior after implantation of TECF, carried out in another center. The paper describes in details characteristic features of TECF, method of implantation, advantages and drawbacks of the construction, its feasibility in different clinical situations. Authors express their opinion concerning TECF use in Russian clinical practice.

KEY WORDS: cava-filter, pulmonary thromboembolism, inferior vena cava.

P. 58-74

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