News tagged with vena cava filters
An evaluation of practice patterns in California hospitals showed a large variation in the use of metal devices called inferior vena cava filters, or VCFs, despite little evidence of their safety and effectiveness.
Cardiology Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The Society of Interventional Radiology and Society for Vascular Surgery jointly will launch PRESERVE—the first large-scale, multispecialty prospective study to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A filter used to block clots from passing from the veins in the legs to the arteries of the lung does not improve mortality rates for most patients suffering a pulmonary embolism. However, if a patient is ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0