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Table 5 Main causes of IVCF recovery failure and number retrieval attempts

From: Spanish multicenter real – life registry of retrievable vena cava filters (REFiVeC)

FilterNFailedReasons for failedRecovery Attemps
Gunther Tulip (Cook)1602/1,2%-Tilt> 15°, Hook included in IVC wall2
- Hook and legs included in IVC wall3
Optease (Cordis)7711/14,2%- Legs and structures included in IVC wall2 (5 pats)
- Legs and structures included in IVC wall1 (6 pats.)
Celect (Cook)492/4,0%-Tilt> 15°, Hook included in IVC wall2
- Tilt> 15°, Hook included in IVC wall1
Aegisy (Lifetech)331/3,0%- Legs and structures included in IVC wall1
Option ELITE (Argon)161/6,25%-Tilt> 15°, Hook included in IVC wall2
Denali (Bard)110/0 
ALN Filter (ALN)100/0 
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  1. (Pats: Patients)
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