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Vena cava filter as anticoagulation add-on did not reduce symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism

April 28, 2015

Read the Perspective from Nigel Key, MB, CHB, FRCP

The risk for symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism does not appear to diminish among patients hospitalized for a life-threatening blood clot in the lung when a retrievable inferior vena cava filter is added to anticoagulation, according to researchers.

“The availability of retrievable inferior vena cava filters has probably contributed to the increasing use of filters for managing acute venous thromboembolism, including their use in addition to full-dose anticoagulant therapy in patients with pulmonary embolism, a large clot burden, a poor cardiopulmonary reserve, or a suspected increased risk for recurrence, as advocated by several guidelines,” the researchers wrote. “The results of the present study do not support such a strategy.”

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