0
Communications to the Editor |

Function of the Günther Tulip Vena Caval Filter FREE TO VIEW

Steven F. Millward, MB ChB
Author and Funding Information

Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Peterborough, ON, Canada

Correspondence to: Steven F. Millward, MB ChB, Professor of Radiology, University of Western Ontario (Adjunct), Peterborough Regional Health Centre, One Hospital Dr, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7C6; e-mail: sfmillward@personainternet.com



Chest. 2005;128(3):1888-1889. doi:10.1378/chest.128.3.1888
Text Size: A A A
Published online

To the Editor:

As an interventional radiologist with a strong interest in vena caval filters, I read the evidence-based guidelines of the Seventh ACCP Conference with careful attention. In the second part of the publication, Antithrombotic Therapy for Venous Thromboembolic Disease,1Dr. Buller and colleagues have made a citation error in Section 4.5, vena caval interruption for the initial treatment of pulmonary embolism. They state that the Günther Tulip filter (Cook; Bloomington, IN) appears to be “less satisfactory.” To support this they provide a reference from 1992.2This reference is to the Günther Basket filter (which has been withdrawn from sale), not the Günther Tulip filter. Although the similarity of the names could cause confusion, the Günther Tulip filter is a completely different device. It functions well as both a permanent vena caval filter, and as a retrievable device.34 The maximum window between implantation and retrieval is not known, but successful retrieval has been reported after implantation periods of up to 126 days.5

Buller, HR, Agnelli, G, Hull, RD, et al (2004) Antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolic disease: Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy.Chest126,401S-428S. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Bull, PG, Mendel, H, Schegl, A Gunther vena cava filter: objective evaluation of early results.J Vasc Interv Radiol1992;3,395-399. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Neuerburg, JM, Gunther, RW, Vorwerk, D, et al Results of a multicentre study of the retrievable Tulip vena cava filter: early clinical experience.Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol1997;20,10-16. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Millward, SF, Oliva, VL, Bell, SW, et al Gunther Tulip retrievable vena cava filter: results from the Registry of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association.J Vasc Interv Radiol2001;12,1053-1058. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Terhaar, OA, Lyon, SM, Given, MF, et al Extended interval for retrieval of Gunther Tulip filters.J Vasc Interv Radiol2004;15,1257-1262. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 

Figures

Tables

References

Buller, HR, Agnelli, G, Hull, RD, et al (2004) Antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolic disease: Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy.Chest126,401S-428S. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Bull, PG, Mendel, H, Schegl, A Gunther vena cava filter: objective evaluation of early results.J Vasc Interv Radiol1992;3,395-399. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Neuerburg, JM, Gunther, RW, Vorwerk, D, et al Results of a multicentre study of the retrievable Tulip vena cava filter: early clinical experience.Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol1997;20,10-16. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Millward, SF, Oliva, VL, Bell, SW, et al Gunther Tulip retrievable vena cava filter: results from the Registry of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association.J Vasc Interv Radiol2001;12,1053-1058. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
Terhaar, OA, Lyon, SM, Given, MF, et al Extended interval for retrieval of Gunther Tulip filters.J Vasc Interv Radiol2004;15,1257-1262. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543