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Indications for Placement of an Inferior Vena Cava Filter in a Patient with Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Description:

A filter in the inferior vena cava can prevent an embolus from the deep veins of the lower extremity or pelvis from reaching the lungs. However, these devices can have complications so should only be used if the benefit is greater than the risk.

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