Relationship of inferior vena cava filter usage in post-surgical patients by various surgical and medical subspecialists.


Venous thromboembolism is a common and often fatal problem in postsurgical patients. These patients are usually treated with either therapeutic anticoagulation or the placement of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Controversy surrounds the use of IVC filters, because no data exist proving survival benefit. In this study, 264 inpatient medical records of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2008.03.044


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