Title

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Trends: A Single-Center Experience.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-10-2021

Publication Title

TH Open

Abstract

Recognition of the adverse events of inferior vena cava filters (VCFs) has prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue safety warnings (2010 and 2014), advocating for removal, once the risk of pulmonary embolism has abated. Despite an initial increase in retrieval rates, these remain low (25-30% at 1 year in 2014). We retrospectively investigated retrieval trends in adults with VCFs placed between 2015 and 2018 at a single institution. The rate of retrievable VCF removal accounting for the competing risk of death was the main outcome. There were 494 VCFs placed (305 retrievable). The cumulative incidence of retrieval remained low (21% at 1 year), even after the second FDA warning (2014). Patients who resumed anticoagulation (AC) at any time were more likely to have retrieval (hazard ratio [HR] = 3.6,

Volume

5

Issue

1

First Page

e73

Last Page

e80

DOI

10.1055/s-0040-1722707

ISSN

2512-9465

PubMed ID

33585788

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