Vasc Endovascular Surg 2009 Aug-Sep;43(4):379-84. Epub 2009 Apr 7.
Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services, SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, Syracuse, New York 13210, USA.
Pulmonary embolism remains an endemic challenge for public health care. The first line of treatment for venous thromboembolic disorder has been anticoagulation; however, in the absence of appropriate pharmacologic treatment, because of failure or contraindication, caval filter placement has been widely performed in the prevention of pulmonary embolism. Initially an open surgical procedure, technological advancements have allowed filter placement to be done percutaneously. Read More