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IVC Filters May Not Improve Mortality

November 15, 2016 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

What does the evidence show from articles in JAMA?  In an 8 year follow up study published in 2005, 400 patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) considered at high risk for a pulmonary embolism were treated and studied.  All patients were anticoagulated with heparin and half of the patients received a permanent IVC filter. After…