Melinda Kantsiper, MD
When Should an IVC Filter Be Used to Treat a DVT?
March 1, 2010
Case A 67-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents with a swollen right lower extremity. An ultrasound reveals a DVT, and he is commenced on low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin. Two days later, he develops slurred speech and right-sided weakness.