Filters inserted into the vena cava may be useful for some indications

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7147.1830a (Published 13 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1830
  1. Mark G Cowling, Lecturer in interventional radiology
  1. Division of Radiological Sciences, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT

    EDITOR Minerva suggests that a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the insertion of a filter into the vena cava to prevent pulmonary embolism casts doubt on the value of this treatment.1 In this study patients with proximal deep vein thrombosis, deemed to be at high risk of pulmonary embolism, were …

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