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Inferior vena cava filter migration to the heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19049769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Inferior vena cava filters are considered the therapeutic modality for treatment of deep venous thrombosis in patients who are not candidates for anticoagulation therapy. Filter migration to the heart is a rare but serious complication. In this report we present two cases of Inferior vena cava filters that migrated to the heart and how they were managed.
Authors:
Abbas Emaminia; Lynn M Fedoruk; Klaus D Hagspiel; Ugur Bozlar; Irving L Kron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-03     Completed Date:  2009-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1664-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA. emaminia@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Fatal Outcome
Female
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  surgery
Heart*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Vena Cava Filters / adverse effects*

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