Inferior vena cava filters: Some evidence from the past and a look to the future.

Abstract

Venous thromboembolism is a national health concern. Up to 58% of patients suffering from major multisystem trauma will experience venous thromboembolism if no measures are taken to prevent it. Of those, 10% to 30% will be fatal. The appropriate use of lower extremity compression, anticoagulation, and the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters has helped… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2013.04.003

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