Anticoagulant therapy is the standard treatment of thrombotic disease to prevent embolic complications. In some circumstances, anticoagulation is not feasible, such as in the presence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia or at the time of delivery. The case of a patient who developed deep vein thrombosis and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is presented. A bird's nest inferior vena caval filter was successfully placed prior to delivery in order to prevent peripartum thromboembolic complications.
- Bird's nest filter
- Thromboembolic disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology