Citation: Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2020 Jul 22.Journal: Journal of cardiac surgery.Published: ; 2020ISSN: 0886-0440.Full author list: Guha A; Dey AK; McKinley G; Carter RR; Miller PE; Deshmukh AJ; Zaghlol R; Barac A; Desai NR; Addison D.UI/PMID: 32696998.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital Center | MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment(s): Medicine/Internal MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14820 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: J Card Surg. 2020 Jul 22.Abstract: BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) use is common after a venous thromboembolic event (VTE). Cancer is associated with higher rates of VTEs and is also seen in a significant proportion of patients requiring IVCF. As hospital readmissions remain a frequently scrutinized metric, we sought to evaluate the impact of cancer on hospital-readmission rates and in-hospital outcomes among patients with VTEs who received an IVCF.Abstract: METHODS: Leveraging the 2013 to 2014 Nationwide Readmission Database, we identified adult patients presenting with a VTE in the United States and evaluated 30-day readmission rates and readmission in-hospital outcomes postindex-admission. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with readmission after an index-procedure, including traditional and nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors, as well as hospital-level characteristics.Abstract: RESULTS: Among the 619 241 patients presenting with a VTE at index-admission, 11.2% of patients received IVCF on index-admission, of which 30.9% had cancer. The 30-day readmission rate amongst IVCF recipients was 15.8% (N = 10 927), and 19.9% amongst those with cancer compared to 13.9% in patients without cancer (P < .001). Moreover, cancer patients had longer lengths of stay in the hospital (4.5 +/- 0.2 vs 4.0 +/- 0.1 days; P = .02), higher cost of care (Abstract: CONCLUSION: Readmission after IVCF placement is common. In patients readmitted after an IVCF implantation, those with cancer have longer hospital stays and higher costs of care. However, in-hospital mortality is similar to those without cancer. Copyright (c) 2020 Wiley Periodicals LLC.