Argon Medical Devices has announced the commercial launch of its Single-loop and Triple-loop retrieval kits for sale in the USA. 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.
“We are excited to improve the IVC filter retrieval options available to our customers with the introduction of these new products,” said George A Leondis, president and CEO of Argon Medical.
According to a statement, Argon Medical’s Single-loop and Triple-loop retrieval kits were designed with the rigour of IVC filter retrieval in mind, offering the following key features:
- 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 visualisation
- A 15-degree curve at the distal tip of the snare catheter for directional control
“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,” said David Trost (Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, USA). “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,” he added.