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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-11

Inferior vena cava filters – An overview


Department of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sasank Kalipatnapu
Department of Vascular Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_18_19

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Inferior Vena Cava Filters have been proven to prevent pulmonary embolism in patients with deep venous thrombosis with contraindications for anticoagulation. This short review aims to provide an overview of the current indications and guidelines for the usage of these devices.


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