TITLE

The Role of Vena Caval Filters in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism

AUTHOR(S)
Jacobs, David G.; Sing, Ronald F.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Aug2003, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p635
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are important, and not infrequent, causes of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Anticoagulation remains the treatment of choice for DVT and PE, but contraindications to, and complications from, anticoagulant therapy mandate the availability of alternate therapeutic and prophylactic strategies. The recent availability of safe and effective vena caval filters that can be inserted via a minimally invasive percutaneous approach has expanded the indications for, and acceptance of, these devices in selected patients at high risk for the development of PE. This article reviews both the established and the evolving indications for vena caval filters and discusses how improvements in filter design may impact future use.
ACCESSION #
11073552

 

Related Articles

  • THE TREATMENT OF VENOUS THROMBOSIS WITH HEPARIN. Artz, Curtis P.; Pulaski, Edwin J. // Angiology;Aug1953, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p321 

    Early diagnosis is the keynote to the successful treatment of deep venous thrombosis. It may be difficult to make a positive diagnosis in the early stage of the disease; however treatment must be started at the first appearance of signs and symptoms. To delay, in an attempt to make a more...

  • THE MANAGEMENT AND MISMANAGEMENT OF ACUTE VENOUS THROMBOSIS (THROMBOPHLEBITIS) OF THE EXTREMITIES. Morris, Leslie E.; Balk, Philip // Angiology;Jun1965, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p339 

    In the treatment of acute venous thrombosis of the extremities, bed rest and antibiotics are not only useless but dangerous. Fibrinolysin is of doubtful value, is very expensive, requires complicated laboratory techniques and carries the hazard of homologous serum hepatitis. Ligation of the...

  • DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS: PHYSIOPATHOLOGY AND PREVENTION PULMONARY EMBOLISM. Elena, Gligor; Elena, Zamora; RareĊŸ, Ciocoi-Pop D.; Daniel, Gligor // Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Educatio Artis Gymnasticae;2009, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p101 

    Deep vein thrombosis-DVP is a important disease because it determin pulmonary embolism. In the development of the disease there are many risk factors which we must known for the profilaxy. Under the mechanism of production, the vascular injury and the conection endotheliumleucocyte is very...

  • CSF-Shunt-Related Thrombophlebitis -- Case Reports. Nguyen, Jean-Paul; Goujon, Colette; Monsuez, Jean-Jaques; Keravel, Yves // Vascular Surgery;Oct1990, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p598 

    Two cases of upper extremity thrombophlebitis left cerebrospinal fluid, (CSF) shunt implantation are reported. Signs and symptoms appeared in the early postoperative period (at days 5 and 15 respectively). Thrombosis of the axillary vein was demonstrated by Doppler examination and phlebography....

  • Thrombophlebitis: Diagnosis, Sequelae, and Therapeutic Options. Dagher, Fuad J. // Vascular Surgery;Jul/Aug1981, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p231 

    Discusses the acute stage, pulmonary embolism and chronic venous insufficiency associated with thrombophlebitis and thromboembolism. Description of acute thrombophlebitis; Cause of pulmonary embolism; Comparison between emergency pulmonary embolectomy and medical management; Details on the...

  • Prophylaxis of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Current Recommendations. Hull, Russell D.; Pineo, Graham F. // Clinical & Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis;Apr1998, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p96 

    Pulmonary embolism remains a major cause of death in high-risk medical and surgical patients. This is unfortunate as effective measures for prevention of venous thromboembolism in such patients are now available. Based on Level 1 evidence from clincial trials and systematic reviews,...

  • Clinical overview of venous thromboembolism. Schellack, Gustav; Modau, Tumelo; Schellack, Natalie // South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2015, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p21 

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses two vascular conditions that are of significant importance, namely deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT is also the most common cause of PE. Medical and surgical patients, and individuals who are at increased risk of developing VTE...

  • Acute DVT: Long-Term Results of Conservative Treatment. Strandness Jr., D. Eugene // Vascular Surgery;May/Jun1997, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p309 

    Discusses the results of a study on a conservative treatment of acute deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). Use of heparin in the conventional therapy for a patient with acute DVT; Effectiveness of the initiation of anticoagulant therapy; Complications associated with DVT.

  • Case #2: Calf Vein Thrombosis.  // Vascular Surgery;May/Jun1997, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p332 

    Discusses a case study on calf vein thrombosis. Description of the patient who was used as subject; Result of the ultrasound test for deep venous thrombosis; Use of heparinization to treat the patient.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics