Controversies in the Use of IVC Filters

The course includes:

Chair: Neil Khilnani, MD, FACPh
Discussant: Cees Wittens, MD
Indications for IVC Filter Implantation
Carl Black, MD
Establishing Access for IVC Filter Implantation: Which Approach Is Best?
John Rectenwald, MD
IVC Filter Retrieval: Tips For Success
David Williams, MD
Retrievable Versus Non–Retrievable IVC Filters: When to Choose Which?
Paul Timperman, MD
Complications Associated with IVC Filter Implantation and Their Management
Chieh–Min Fan, MD
IVC Filters: Is One Device Better Than Another?
Marc Passman, MD
Cees Wittens, MD
Panel Discussion

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  • Diana Neuhardt, RVT, RPhS
  • Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD,  FSIR, FCIRSE, FASA, RVT, RPVI


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