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《Journal of Guangdong Non-ferrous Metals》 2005-Z1
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A new type of inferior vena cava filter and its animal experiment

YU Xue-bao, LIU Mei-rong, GUO Jin-fang, HU Yu-ling(General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, Grikin Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., Beijing 100088, China)  
This article explains the definition of pulmonary embolism as well as its causes and elaborates on a new type of inferior vena cava filter(VCF)we have developed. Shaped like a waistdrum, the VCF is mainly made of TiNi shape memory alloy-wire. It has a subulate wire frame which can intercept the thrombus on each side. Its medial body is made up of straight shape memory alloy-wire . Every pillar is bound by several shape memory alloy springs. This type of inferior vena cava filter has a good resistance to fatigue and is hard to be broken. Through animal experiments its framework has been proved to be lasting. Neither deformation nor fragmentation happened when the VCF had been kept in the body for a long time. The thrombus interception efficiency of our VCF is higher than imported VCFs. The filter is unfavorable for thrombosis. After implantation, the IVC was completely unimpeded and no displacement occurred. Moreover the VCF did little damage to the Wall of vein. Neither IVC perforation nor haematoma occurred after the operation.
【CateGory Index】: R-332
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