[Cava filter for prevention of lung embolism: is implantation still justified?].

Abstract

During a period of 11 years operative placement of a Greenfield vena caval filter was planned in 132 patients. The clinical records of these patients were reviewed retrospectively. Main indications for filter placement were pulmonary embolism in patients with deep venous thrombosis in spite of anticoagulation therapy (45%) and patients with… (More)

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