Rex Medical Announces The Successful Retrieval Of The Option(TM) Vena Cava Filter From A Femoral Approach In Vivo

Published: Feb 19, 2007

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rex Medical, L.P., today announced the successful retrieval of the Option™ Vena Cava Filter from a femoral approach in an Ovine model. The Option™ Filter was easily removed 60 days post implantation with no adverse events or abnormalities. The pull-out force required to retrieve the filter from a femoral access site was similar to the jugular access retrievals performed in an international clinical study being conducted under the direction of Adrian A. Ebner, MD, Chief of Interventional Procedures and Cardiovascular Surgery, French Hospital, Asuncion, Paraguay.

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