Retrievable vena cava filters: a clinical review

  title={Retrievable vena cava filters: a clinical review},
  author={Davide Imberti and Walter Ageno and Francesco Dentali and Marco Paolo Donadini and Roberto Manfredini and Massimo Gallerani},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Parenteral anticoagulant treatment with full-dose unfractioned heparin, low-molecular-weight-heparin, or fondaparinux, followed by oral treatment with the vitamin K antagonists, is recommended for the majority of patients. However, in the presence of contraindications to anticoagulant treatment, bleeding complications during antithrombotic treatment, or VTE… CONTINUE READING