Inferior vena cava filters in cancer patients: to filter or not to filter

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PURPOSE Cancer and its treatment are recognized risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE); active cancer accounts for almost 20% of all newly diagnosed VTE. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are utilized to provide mechanical thromboprophylaxis to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) or to avoid bleeding from systemic anticoagulation in high-risk situations… (More)
DOI: 10.2147/TCRM.S17912

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@inproceedings{AbdelRazeq2011InferiorVC, title={Inferior vena cava filters in cancer patients: to filter or not to filter}, author={Hikmat Abdel-Razeq and Asem H. Mansour and Yousef M Ismael and Hazem A Abdulelah}, booktitle={Therapeutics and clinical risk management}, year={2011} }