inferior vena caval filter


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inferior vena caval filter

Vascular disease A device implanted in leg veins at high risk of developing DVT and PTE Indications For Pts in whom anticoagulation is either contraindicated or has been tried and failed, or as prophylaxis for high-risk Pts–eg, those with cor pulmonale or after surgical pulmonary embolectomy. See Deep vein thrombosis, Greenfield filter, Pulmonary thromboembolism.
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In ICU applications common examples include vascular stenting of coronary and cerebral vessels, catheter ablation of central pulmonary clot, and placement - and removal - of inferior vena caval filters. The trend toward less invasive intervention has only begun.
In ICU applications common examples include vascular stenting of coronary and cerebral vessels, catheter ablation of central pulmonary clot, and placement--and removal--of inferior vena caval filters. The trend toward less invasive intervention has only begun.

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