UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Vascular

Title: Indications for IVC Filters

Keywords: IVC, inferior vena cava, Indications (PubMed Search)

Posted: 9/24/2007 by Rob Rogers, MD (Updated: 2/21/2020)
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Indications for the placement of an IVC filter: 1. Patients with acute VTE who have a contraindication to traditional anticoagulation (surgery, GI bleed, bleeding) 2. Patients with a DVT who have severely compromised cardiopulmonary reserve or who already have pulmonary hypertension 3. Patients with VTE who have developed clot on anticoagulation Reference: Buller, HR, et al. Antithrombotic therapy for venous thromboembolic disease: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy, Chest 2004