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Temple-Led Study of IVC Filters in Patients Prior to Bariatric Surgery Continues to Attract Media Attention

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Riyaz Bashir, MD, FACC, RVT, Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of Vascular and Endovascular Medicine at Temple University Hospital, led a research team that compared outcomes associated with patients receiving prophylactic inferior vena cava (IVC) filters prior to bariatric surgery to those who didn’t. The study was published online in the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. Endovascular Today reported on the findings.