Technical and financial feasibility of an inferior vena cava filter retrieval program at a level one trauma center.

BACKGROUND Considering new guidelines for retrievable inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs), we examine our initial experience after establishing a comprehensive filter removal program in our level 1 trauma center. We evaluated the technical and financial feasibility of this program and barriers to IVCF retrieval, including insurance status and costs, in… CONTINUE READING