TrapEase IVC Filter News

TrapEase IVC filter found to have higher rate of complications

June 13th, 2016

The TrapEase inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) has been found to have a higher rate of symptomatic thrombosis than alternative IVC filters. Manufacturer by Johnson & Johnson, the TrapEase IVC filter has been on the market since 2000 and has undergone significantly fewer studies than alternative IVC filters. More »

Johnson & Johnson knew of TrapEase filter complications as early as 2011

June 13th, 2016

Medical device maker Johnson & Johnson knew about complications associated with the TrapEase inferior vena cava (IVC) filter as early as 2011. A Japanese study conducted at the time found that the TrapEase IVC filters had an abnormally high rate of fracture in patients who received them to prevent blood clots when anti-clotting medications prove ineffective. More »

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