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In ICU applications common examples include vascular stenting of coronary and cerebral vessels, catheter ablation of central pulmonary clot, and placement - and removal - of inferior vena caval filters.
Indications for inferior vena caval filter placement Absolute Relative Special situations VTE with contraindication to Free floating Trauma anticoagulation thrombus PE with contraindication to Poor pulmonary Oncology anticoagulation reserve Recurrent PE while on Bariatric surgery anticoagulation Known VTE with severe Critically ill complication while on anticoagulation Progression of DVT while on Catherter-directed anticoagulation thrombolysis Only a single randomised trial has assessed the value of IVC filters for any indication.
In conclusion, inferior vena caval filter placement has been a reliable and safe method of prophylaxis against pulmonary embolus in a busy urban trauma center experience.