Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Current Indications, Techniques, and Recommendations

Cindy P. Ha, John E. Rectenwald

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Abstract

The vena cava filter (VCF) is intended to prevent the progression of deep venous thrombosis to pulmonary embolism. Recently, the indications for VCF placement have expanded, likely due in part to newer retrievable inferior vena caval filters and minimally invasive techniques. This article reviews the available VCFs, the indications for use, the techniques for placement, and possible outcomes and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-319
Number of pages27
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • DVT
  • PE Prevention
  • Vena cava filter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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