Inferior vena cava filters: Indications and use

Book Section

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters have become an important part of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism treatment and prevention. With the advent of retrievable filters a new era of IVC instrumentation has been initiated. This chapter will review the history of IVC filtration, indications for permanent and temporary filter use, filter use in special populations such as the pregnant patient or those with upper extremity venous thrombosis, will review the technical aspects of filter placement and retrieval and will discuss immediate and long-term complications from IVC filters.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kiguchi, M; Dillavou, ED

Published Date

  • April 1, 2014

Book Title

  • Deep-Vein Thrombosis: Risk Factors, Treatment and Clinical Outcomes

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 31

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781631174698

Citation Source

  • Scopus