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More Bad News About IVC Filters From National Database Study

Executive Summary

A nationwide observational study found that adjunctive inferior vena cava filter placement in patients undergoing catheter-directed thrombolysis does not reduce in-hospital mortality, but increases inpatient charges and length of stay. One-third of all patients undergoing catheter-directed thrombolysis receive IVC filters.

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