When is it appropriate to remove an inferior vena cava filter?
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There is limited evidence to guide timing of the removal of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Some evidence suggests that retrieval is more difficult after 3 months of implantation. Expert opinion recommends that physicians should make the decision to remove an IVC filter based on when risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) is acceptably low on a case-by-case basis.
Evidence-based practice 16, no. 01 (2013): 04