What are relative contraindications for 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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Relative contraindications include the following:

  • Large, free-floating iliofemoral thrombus in high-risk patients

  • Propagating iliofemoral thrombus while on anticoagulation

  • Chronic PE in patient with pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale

  • Patient with significant fall risk

For more information, see Inferior Vena Caval Thrombosis and Inferior Vena Cava Filters.


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