Incidental echocardiographic finding: Fractured inferior vena cava filter
Bhradeev Sivasambu, Vidant Medical Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
Deepa Kabirdas, Assad Movahed, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
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Correspondence to: Assad Movahed, MD, FACC, FACP, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, United States. email@example.com
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Received: January 25, 2016
Peer-review started: January 25, 2016
First decision: February 29, 2016
Revised: November 11, 2016
Accepted: January 2, 2017
Article in press: January 3, 2017
Published online: April 16, 2017