Inferior vena cava filters.

  title={Inferior vena cava filters.},
  author={Thomas B. Kinney},
  journal={Seminars in interventional radiology},
  volume={23 3},
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a common disease with significant clinical impact upon our patients. Diagnostic challenges occur because of the nonspecific nature of the presenting symptoms. The advent of multidetector computed tomography, methods to stratify patients into VTE risks (low, intermediate, high) along with serological assays (D-dimers), have helped direct patients through proper workup and into conclusive diagnosis. In most cases, standard medical therapy for VTE is… CONTINUE READING