August 14th, 2010

Podcast 97: What happens when vena cava filters break?

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Vena cava filters, often meant to be permanent, can actually lose a strut or two. And it’s not as rare an occurrence as you might think. Our conversationalist found it happens about 15% of the time with a certain brand of filter. The FDA has announced that it’s starting its own studies of the problem. Listen in.

If you see something during the week that you’d like me to devote an interview to, please let me know. My email is jelia@jwatch.org. I’d love to have your suggestions.

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