Patent Number: 6,251,122

Title: Intravascular filter retrieval device and method

Abstract: A thrombus filter configured for placement in within a blood vessel lumen defined by a blood vessel wall. Methods and devices for selectively removing the thrombus filter when the presence of a filter in the vascular system is no longer desired. The thrombus filter includes a first strand formation, a second strand formation, and a joined portion.

Inventors: Tsukernik; Vladimir (West Roxbury, MA)

Assignee: SciMed Life Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/01 (20060101); A61M 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018