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Utility of retrievable vena cava filters and mechanical thrombectomy in the endovascular management of acute deep venous thrombosis.
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PMID:  17038301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endovascular interventions of symptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) using various therapeutic modalities, such as thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, and inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement, have received increased focus owing in part to advances in catheter-based interventional technologies. Although systemic anticoagulation remains the primary treatment modality in DVT, catheter-based interventions can provide rapid removal of large thrombus burden and possibly preserve venous valvular function in patients with symptomatic DVT. This article reviews current endovascular treatment strategies for acute DVT. Specifically, the utility of mechanical thrombectomy along with various temporary IVC filters in the setting of DVT is examined. Lastly, an illustrative case of acute DVT that was treated with endovascular intervention with IVC filter placement is presented.
Hosam F El Sayed; Panos Kougias; Wei Zhou; Peter H Lin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-13     Completed Date:  2007-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascualr and Endovascular Therapy, Micheal E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Micheal E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Device Removal / methods
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Thrombectomy / methods*
Vena Cava Filters*
Venous Thrombosis / radiography,  surgery*

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