Changes in inferior vena cava filter placement over the past decade at a large community-based academic health center Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Cardiology Service, Hospital
  • Community Health Services
  • Lower Extremity
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Venous Thromboembolism

abstract

  • Technological and practice pattern changes have led to an increase in filters inserted by vascular and trauma surgeons in the operating room and intensive care units. Increased diagnosis of VTE disease and newer low profile delivery systems in patients may also have contributed to the significant increase in filter placement. A shift in indications for placement from absolute toward relative indications and prophylaxis is evident over time and across providers, indicating the need for consensus development of appropriate criteria.

publication date

  • January 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2007.08.057

PubMed ID

  • 18060732

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 157

end page

  • 165

volume

  • 47

number

  • 1