C.R. Bard manufactures the G2 X, a retrievable IVC filter that should be removed when a patient’s risk of pulmonary embolism subsides. If it is not removed, patients are at greater risk of filter fracture, migration, embolization, and more.
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What is the Bard G2 X?
C.R. Bard manufactures the G2 X, a vena cava filter (or “IVC filter”) that is used for short-term protection against pulmonary embolism. The G2 X is an improved version of the G2, which is a nitinol filter with six radially oriented arms and legs with elastically deformable hooks for easier fixation and retrieval. The G2 X is a G2 filter modified with an apical hook enabling snare retrieval
What is the problem?
Although IVC filters were originally intended as a last-resort in patients who could not take blood-thinning medications, their popularity skyrocketed with the invention of retrievable IVC filters. Unlike permanent IVC filters, retrievable filters should be removed as soon as the patient is no longer at risk of a pulmonary embolism. If they are not, patients are more likely to suffer life-threatening complications.
Study of G2 Filter Fracture
In 2012, researchers published a study of 548 people implanted with a Bard Recovery, G2, or G2 Express IVC filter, and 62 fractured filters were discovered (12%). Embolization occurred in 13% of cases. Researchers warned that fracture rates increase the longer the filter remains in a patient.
Risks & Complications
When an IVC filter fractures or migrates, it is often very difficult to remove. In some cases, broken components of an IVC travel to the heart, lungs, or kidney and cause life-threatening complications. When a filter migrates to the heart valves, right ventricle, or pulmonary outflow tract, surgery may be required to remove the filter.
Risks & complications may include:
- Migration to the heart
- Perforation of vena cava
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Leg swelling
- Infection (bacteremia)
- Retrieval complications
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