A prospective long-term study of 220 patients with a retrievable vena cava filter for secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism.

@article{Mismetti2007APL,
  title={A prospective long-term study of 220 patients with a retrievable vena cava filter for secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism.},
  author={Patrick Mismetti and Karine Rivron-Guillot and Sara Quenet and Herv{\'e} D{\'e}cousus and Silvy Laporte and Magali Epinat and Fabrice Guy Barral},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={223-9}
}
BACKGROUND The immediate and long-term clinical events associated with the placement and removal of a retrievable filter (ALN filter; ALN Implants Chirurgicaux; Ghisonaccia, France) remain largely unknown. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study with an 18-month follow-up. All consecutive patients scheduled for placement of an ALN filter between April 1999 and June 2005 in the Radiology Department of our hospital were included. RESULTS During the study period, placement of an ALN filter… CONTINUE READING
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