IVC filter placement provides protection against PE caused in part by thrombus ragmentation during the thrombectomy or thrombolytic procedure.
“…The incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is stimated to affect 48 per 100,000 persons annually, as determined by large epidemiological tudies, with an in-hospital case-fatality rate due to complications of thromboembolism of 12%…”