What are the AHA recommendations for use of IVC filters in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jul 05, 2017
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations for inferior vena cava filters include the following [10] :

  • Confirmed acute proximal DVT or acute PE in patients contraindicated for anticoagulation

  • Recurrent thromboembolism while on anticoagulation

  • Active bleeding complications requiring termination of anticoagulation therapy

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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