Greenfield filter

Green·field fil·ter

(grēn'fēld),
a multistrutted, spring-style vena cava filter used to prevent pulmonary embolism.

Greenfield filter

Etymology: L. Greenfield, twentieth-century American surgeon
a filter placed in the inferior vena cava under fluoroscopic guidance. It is used in patients who are particularly vulnerable to pulmonary embolism, such as those diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis with contraindications to anticoagulation, to prevent venous emboli from entering the pulmonary circulation.
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Greenfield filter
A multi-strutted vena caval filter for preventing pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis

Greenfield filter

Filter umbrella Clinical medicine A vena caval filter for preventing PE, DVT. See Inferior vena caval filter.

Green·field fil·ter

(grēn'fēld fil'tĕr)
A multistrutted spring-styled filter usually placed in the inferior vena cava to prevent venous emboli from reaching the pulmonary circulation from the lower extremity.
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Are routine inferior vena cavograms necessary before Greenfield filter placement?
In 1973, the Greenfield filter was introduced which could be inserted percutaneously and have received wide success.
Her history included deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, diabetes, hypertension, placement of a Greenfield filter, and right knee replacement.
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She also has antiphospholipid antibody syndrome with recurrent deep vein thromboses and pulmonary embolisms necessitating a Greenfield filter placement, which has been complicated by venous stasis syndrome.
After initial stabilization including placement of a Greenfield filter, surgery was performed through a Kocher-Langenbeck approach.
One patient received warfarin, and a Greenfield filter was considered for patent foramen ovale.
To fully appreciate Karnstedt's remarkable recovery, it's necessary to go back to 1992, when the device, known as a Greenfield Filter, was first inserted.
The Greenfield filter is the most extensively reviewed and evaluated permanent filter.
Of 6 patients with contraindications to anticoagulation therapy who were treated with a Greenfield filter, none had clinical evidence of pulmonary embolism at 14 months.