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Rebuttal From Drs Lessne and Sing

Mark L. Lessne, MD; Ronald F. Sing, DO, FCCP
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FINANCIAL/NONFINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: The authors have reported to CHEST the following: R. F. S. has received educational grant support from CR Bard, Cook Medical, Volcano Medical, and Argon Medical. None declared (M. L. L.).

aVascular and Interventional Specialists of Charlotte Radiology, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC

bDepartment of Trauma Surgery, Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Mark L. Lessne, MD, 1701 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(6):1185-1186. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1482
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Our exceptionally worthy opponents justifiably argue that patients with VTE who cannot receive anticoagulation should not be denied a surrogate form of protection with caval filtration. This point is uncontested, and no one advocates for rounding up all inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and tossing them out with the bath water. Unfortunately, this no longer represents the 90% indication, with most filters placed for prophylactic use, where the clinical benefit remains largely unsubstantiated.,

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