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Study shows steady drop in US inferior vena cava filter usage
7/11/2017

The use of inferior vena cava filters in the US dropped from 55.1 per 100,000 people in 2010 to 39.1 per 100,000 in 2014 due to a safety alert issued by the FDA in 2010 that was prompted by more than 900 reports of device-related adverse events, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings, based on National Inpatient Sample data for over 1 million patients who underwent IVC filter placement from 2005 to 2014, showed that despite the downturn, the 2014 rate remained 10 times higher than the rate in Europe.

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