Nitinol filter | definition of nitinol filter by Medical dictionary
a vena cava filter made with a metal that springs into shape when warmed to body heat by the blood after catheter insertion.
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Nitinol's medical applications owe their thanks to two milestone medical devices developed in the 1980s: Mitek's Homer Mammalok for breast tumor localization, and Nitinol Medical Technologies Inc.'s Simon nitinol filter
, designed to trap blood clots in the venous system.
The Simon Nitinol filter
was FDA approved in 1970 and is made of a thermal memory alloy, which makes it pliable at room temperature prior to insertion and rigid at body temperature once in the cava.
The SpideRX Device features a unique nitinol filter
to capture embolic debris.