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Comment & Response
March 12, 2019

Inferior Vena Cava Filters in the Management of Venous Thromboembolism—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Hematology, Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 3Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
JAMA. 2019;321(10):1007. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21127

In Reply Dr Hoffer takes issue with statements in our review1 regarding the role of IVC filters in the management of venous thromboembolism.

Based on the results of the PREPIC and PREPIC2 studies, current practice guidelines (2016 American College of Chest Physicians and 2014 European Society of Cardiology) recommend against the use of IVC filters in patients with acute venous thromboembolism who can be treated with anticoagulation.2,3

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