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Inferior vena cava filters for recurrent thrombosis: current evidence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17622366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Inferior vena cava filters are often used as alternatives to anticoagulant therapy for the prevention of pulmonary embolism. Many of the clinical data that support the use of these devices stem from relatively limited retrospective studies. The dual purpose of this review is to examine the incidence of thrombotic complications associated with inferior vena cava filters and to discuss the role of anticoagulant therapy concurrent with filter placement. Device-associated morbidity and overall efficacy can be considered only in the context of rates of vena cava thrombosis, insertion-site thrombosis, recurrent deep venous thrombosis, and recurrent pulmonary embolism.
Salil H Patel; Rima Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-11     Completed Date:  2007-08-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital and Christus St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, Texas 77002, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Combined Modality Therapy
Drug Administration Schedule
Prosthesis Design
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  prevention & control*
Risk Assessment
Vena Cava Filters / adverse effects*
Vena Cava, Inferior* / radiography
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  etiology*,  prevention & control,  radiography,  therapy*
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