Semin intervent Radiol 2006; 23(2): 150-155
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-941445
Copyright © 2006 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Complications of Inferior Vena Caval Filters

Thuong G. Van Ha1
  • 1Department of Radiology, Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois
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Publication Date:
16 May 2006 (online)

ABSTRACT

Inferior vena caval filters have been shown to be effective in the prevention of pulmonary embolism, with low morbidity and mortality associated with their implantation. Awareness of potential complications can further decrease the risk of filter placement and lead to early detection and management of complications to improve clinical outcomes. The purpose of this article is to review the procedure-related and delayed complications associated with inferior vena caval filters.

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Thuong G Van Ha, M.D. 

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