J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2022 Jul 3;10(4):887-893. Epub 2022 Feb 3.
Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala. Electronic address:
Background: We investigated the clinical practice and volume trends of inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) usage at a single institution for an extended period and identified the potential factors affecting the clinical decision for placement, follow-up, and retrieval.
Methods: An institutional database was queried for IVCFs placed from 2000 to 2018 using the Current Procedural Terminology codes. The medical records were reviewed to evaluate the demographics, economic status, placement indication, IVCF type, follow-up evaluation for retrieval, and retrieval success rates. Read More