[Temporary and permanent vena cava filter for prevention of pulmonary embolism].

Universitätsklinik für Radiodiagnostik, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A-1090 Wien.
Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift. Supplement 02/2002;
Source: PubMed


Inferior vena cava filters have been used for prophylaxis of pulmonary embolism since the end of the sixties. Complication rates depend on the types of filters used and are reported to be 2% with the Guenther-Filter and 21% with the Titanium-Greenfield-Filter. Depending on the exact indication both filter types are useful instruments for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.

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