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Essentially high risk of pulmonary embolism or severe consequences of pulmonary embolism. These include:
Prophylactic indications include previous PE’s with surgery and trauma where the patient is at high risk of DVT.
There are no absolute contraindications for an IVCF.
Complications are uncommon but include:
The main management for DVT and PE is medical, however, once the indications for IVC filter have been reached the only alternatives are now historical.
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