To the Editor Dr Tritschler and colleagues1 reviewed the advances in diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism during the past 5 years. However, the role of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was mischaracterized. The authors mentioned the Prevention du Risque d’Embolie Pulmonaire par Interruption Cave (PREPIC) 2 study, which showed no advantage for short-term use of IVC filters in patients with venous thromboembolism who underwent anticoagulation, but filters are not indicated in that setting.
Hoffer EK. Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism. JAMA. 2019;321(10):1006. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21123
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