Do endovascular filters prevent PE as effectively as anticoagulants in patients with DVT?
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Although inferior vena cava filters (IVCFs) reduced the incidence of PE in a randomized controlled trial (RCT), patients treated with IVCFs and anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin or low-molecular- weight heparin had a greater risk of developing recurrent DVT than patients treated with anticoagulation alone (SOR: B, 1 RCT).
Clinical Inquiries, 2010 (MU)
Journal of Family Practice, 59(2) 2010: 121+.