PREPIC

PREPIC

Cardiology A French study–Prévention du Risque d'Embolie Pulmonaire par Interruption Cave that compared the effect of vena cava filter and LMW heparin in Pts at high risk of DVT. See Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary thromboembolism, Vena cava filter.
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5) The PREPIC study randomised 400 patients with confirmed proximal deep vein thrombosis to either anticoagulation alone or IVC filter placement in combination with anticoagulation.
Summary of PREPIC findings with filter use Time PE Recurrent DVT Survival 12 days [down arrow] 2 years = [up arrow] = 8 years [down arrow] [up arrow] =
He was an investigator in the PREPIC (Prevention du Risque d'Embolie Pulmonaire par Interruption Cave) trial, which this summer reported filters reduced risk of pulmonary embolism but increased risk of deep venous thrombosis (Circulation 2005;112:416-22).