inferior vena caval filter
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inferior vena caval filterVascular 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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