Prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in high-risk bariatric surgery.

  title={Prophylactic inferior vena cava filters in high-risk bariatric surgery.},
  author={Khashayar Vaziri and J Devin Watson and Amy P Harper and Juliet Lee and Fredrick J Brody and Shawn N Sarin and Elizabeth A Ignacio and Albert Chun and Anthony C. Venbrux and Paul P. Lin},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={21 10},
BACKGROUND Bariatric patients are at significant risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and a subset may benefit from retrievable inferior vena cava filters (rIVCFs). Optimal VTE prophylaxis and a consensus on factors which make bariatric patients high risk have not been established. This study describes our experience with the use of rIVCFs in combination with chemoprophylaxis for high-risk bariatric surgery patients. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of high-risk patients… CONTINUE READING
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