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Case Report  |   April 2001
Guidewire incidents with inferior vena cava filters
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Cardiovascular Disorders
Case Report   |   April 2001
Guidewire incidents with inferior vena cava filters
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2001, Vol. 101, 231-233. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.4.231
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2001, Vol. 101, 231-233. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2001.101.4.231
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Abstract

Several authors have demonstrated that prophylactically inserted inferior vena cava filters have decreased pulmonary thromboembolic complications in selected high-risk trauma patients. Guidewire-related mishaps are potential complications of inferior vena cava filters and are likely underreported. The authors present two cases and review strategies to prevent these complications.