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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Summary: Viewpoints on the Nuances of IVC Filter Usage

Posted in Devices, IVC Filters

Endovascular Today published an article in July 2014 in which three doctors well-versed in dealing with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were interviewed for their opinions on indications, patient follow-up & retrieval rates and the prophylactic use of the devices. The three interviewees were: •    Dr. William T. Kuo, MD, FSIR, FCCP FCIRSE; Director, Interventional… Continue Reading

Summary: Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the United States: Less is More

Posted in Devices, IVC Filters

In an article published in the International Journal of Cardiology in 2014, Drs. Mohamad Alkhouli and Riyaz Bashir question the efficacy of the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter as a device for routine use and raise cautions about the apparent lack of retrieval of these temporary filters, particularly in U.S. patients. There is little doubt… Continue Reading