[Inferior vena cava filters in pulmonary embolism prevention].


Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most serious sign of venous thromboembolism and the 3rd most frequent cause of cardiovascular death. Therapy with anticoagulants represents, among other measures, the mainstay of PE treatment. However, anticoagulant therapy does not prevent recurrence of pulmonary embolism in 3-20% of patients. Most frequently, the source of… (More)