Keywords: Pulmonary Embolism, IVC Filter (PubMed Search)
Pulmonary Embolism and IVC Filters
Inferior vena cava filters are placed in patients with massive DVT and /or in patients who cannot receive systemic anticoagulation.
The question is, can patients develop pulmonary embolism if a filter is already in place? The answer: yes
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