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Comment & Response
March 12, 2019

Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Radiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Lebanon, New Hampshire
JAMA. 2019;321(10):1006. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21123

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.