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

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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American Heart Association recommendations for inferior vena cava filters include the following [10] :

  • Confirmed acute proximal DVT or acute PE in patient with contraindication for anticoagulation (this remains the most common indication for inferior vena cava filter placement)

  • Recurrent thromboembolism while on anticoagulation

  • Active bleeding complications requiring termination of anticoagulation therapy


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