Indications, complications, and management of inferior vena cava filters: the experience in 952 patients at an academic hospital with a level I trauma center.

@article{Sarosiek2013IndicationsCA,
  title={Indications, complications, and management of inferior vena cava filters: the experience in 952 patients at an academic hospital with a level I trauma center.},
  author={Shayna Sarosiek and Mark Crowther and J Mark Sloan},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={173 7},
  pages={513-7}
}
IMPORTANCE Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were designed to provide temporary protection from pulmonary embolism, sparing patients from long-term complications of permanent filters. However, many retrievable IVC filters are left in place indefinitely. OBJECTIVES To review the medical records of patients with IVC filters to determine patient demographics and date of and indication for IVC filter placement, as well as complications, follow-up data, date of IVC filter retrieval, and… CONTINUE READING
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