Vena Cava Filters in Severely Injured Patients

Whether early placement of an inferior vena cava filter reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism or death in severely injured patients who have a contraindication to prophylactic anticoagulation is not known.
Early prophylactic placement of a vena cava filter after major trauma did not result in a lower incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death at 90 days than no placement of a filter.
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Kwok MH et al.

July 25, 2019
N Engl J Med 2019; 381:328-337
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1806515

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