Is inferior vena caval filter an alternative treatment option for geriatric patients that cannot use anticoagulation therapy?


Akin S., Sari M. , Tufan F., Bahat G., Saka B., Erten N., ...Daha Fazla

AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, cilt.26, ss.73-75, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s40520-013-0123-9
  • Dergi Adı: AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-75

Özet

The incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism has been increasing in the elderly because of hypercoagulability associated with aging. Age has also been identified as an independent risk factor for bleeding complications related to anticoagulation therapy. Inferior vena cava filters could be used as alternatives to anticoagulant therapy for the prevention of pulmonary embolism when anticoagulation is either contraindicated or ineffective. Here, we report two geriatric patients who had documented acute DVT and in whom inferior vena caval filter was used because of the patients have a contraindication to use an anticoagulation.