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Inferior Vena Cava Filters: The Impact of Endovascular Technology

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Anticoagulation is the accepted therapy for patients with venous thromboembolic disease. When a contraindication to anticoagulation therapy is present, however, interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC) can be performed to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) as >80% of pulmonary emboli originate in the lower extremities and pelvis [1].

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Rosenthal, D., Wellons, E.D., Burkett, A.B., Kochupura, P.V., Veale, W. (2010). Inferior Vena Cava Filters: The Impact of Endovascular Technology. In: Fogarty, T., White, R. (eds) Peripheral Endovascular Interventions. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1387-6_23

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