Vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.

@article{Young2020VenaCF,
  title={Vena caval filters for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.},
  author={T Young and Krishna B. Sriram},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2020},
  volume={10},
  pages={
          CD006212
        }
}
  • T. Young, K. Sriram
  • Published 7 October 2020
  • Medicine
  • The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
BACKGROUND Pulmonary emboli (PE), or blood clots in the lungs,can be potentially fatal. Anticoagulation is the first line therapy to prevent PE. In some instances anticoagulation fails to prevent more emboli, or cannot be given because the person has a high risk of bleeding. Inferior vena caval filters (VCFs) are metal alloy devices that mechanically trap fragmented emboli from the deep leg veins en route to the pulmonary circulation. Retrievable filters are designed to be introduced and… 
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