Vena cava filter options: Whats on the horizon?

Mark L. Lessne, Michael J. Rinaldi, Ronald F. Sing

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Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are the mainstay for pulmonary embolic prophylaxis in patients with high venous thromboembolic (VTE) risk-in particular, patients with acute VTE (deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism) who have contraindication to therapeutic anticoagulation. Technology continues to evolve regarding IVC filters, with the most exciting changes over the past several decades including techniques of percutaneous insertion from laparotomy and retrieval of these devices. This paper will review current IVC filter designs and concepts and will discuss developments on the horizon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-421
Number of pages7
JournalExpert review of cardiovascular therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016


  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Inferior vena cava filters
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Vena cava
  • Venous thromboembolic disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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