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10 August 2010

Specific Type of Blood Clot Filter Linked to Complications

Bard Recovery and Bard G2 filters may fracture with time; doctor, patient awareness urged, report states

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A vena cava filter called the Bard Recovery filter was available in the United States from April 2003 through October 2005, but there were reports of pieces breaking off these filters, said the study authors. The manufacturer made changes to improve the filter's resistance to fracture. The redesigned Bard G2 filter has been implanted in more than 65,000 patients since 2005.

 
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