Complications of inferior vena caval filters

Semin Intervent Radiol. 2006 Jun;23(2):150-5. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-941445.


Inferior vena caval filters have been shown to be effective in the prevention of pulmonary embolism, with low morbidity and mortality associated with their implantation. Awareness of potential complications can further decrease the risk of filter placement and lead to early detection and management of complications to improve clinical outcomes. The purpose of this article is to review the procedure-related and delayed complications associated with inferior vena caval filters.

Keywords: Inferior vena caval filters; complications; pulmonary embolism; thromboembolic disease.