Inferior vena caval filters: 5 Years of experience in a tertiary care center

Jalal Saour, Abdulaziz Al Harthi, Mona El Sherif, Ebtisam Bakhsh, Layla Mammo

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interruption of the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is recommended in certain cases to prevent Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Reported data on the efficacy and rate of complications vary considerably. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients who had a temporary or permanent IVC filter inserted at our institution during the past 5 years. RESULTS: Seventy-seven of 225 patients (34%) with Venous Thrombosis (VT) had an IVC filter inserted. Deep vein thrombosis and PE were the most common causes for anticoagulation. Bleeding was the reason for IVC filter insertion in 48 (62%). The only complication found was the breaking of a temporary filter during removal related to the procedure. However, 3 patients (out of 10) had a recurrence of VT after prolonged discontinuation of anticoagulation. CONCLUSIONS: Our criteria for indication of IVC filter insertion are in line with current standard of care. The immediate and delayed complications caused by IVC filter insertion was low. Active bleeding was the most common indication for filter insertion, whereas inherited thrombophilia was relatively common.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-449
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Saudi Medicine
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009

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Vena Cava Filters
Venae Cavae
Tertiary Care Centers
Venous Thrombosis
Pulmonary Embolism
Hemorrhage
Thrombophilia
Inferior Vena Cava
Standard of Care
Recurrence

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Saour, Jalal ; Al Harthi, Abdulaziz ; El Sherif, Mona ; Bakhsh, Ebtisam ; Mammo, Layla. / Inferior vena caval filters : 5 Years of experience in a tertiary care center. In: Annals of Saudi Medicine. 2009 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 446-449.
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Inferior vena caval filters : 5 Years of experience in a tertiary care center. / Saour, Jalal; Al Harthi, Abdulaziz; El Sherif, Mona; Bakhsh, Ebtisam; Mammo, Layla.

In: Annals of Saudi Medicine, Vol. 29, No. 6, 01.11.2009, p. 446-449.

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