IVC Filter

Medical professionals use inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent blood clots and other material from interfering with the operation of your heart ... read more
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Removal Guidelines of IVC Filters
A number of organizations and agencies are involved in developing guidelines for the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)1 and National Guideline Clearinghouse2 have issued recommendations for the use and retrieval of IVC filters. In addition, the ... Read more

Risks Associated With an IVC Filter
Physicians use inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent the arterial blockages known as pulmonary embolisms. They insert the filters through veins – a process that can sometimes be risky. Blood clots, filter fractures, filter migration, or filter erosion may occur. Pain, including back pain, ... Read more

Complications of an IVC Filter
Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, which prevent blockage of arteries leading to the lungs, can cause both short-term and long-term complications. There are many adverse outcomes which may occur both during and after the placement of the filter. It is important that doctors place the filters carefully ... Read more

Complications During Surgery
Blood clots can develop in the veins of the leg or pelvis. These clots (known as deep vein thrombosis1) sometimes break up. Pieces of the clot can then travel to and cause a blockage in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). When this occurs, the clot particles may cause serious injury or death. An inferior ... Read more

Filing a Lawsuit for an IVC Filter Injury
A large vein (the inferior vena cava1 or IVC) carries blood from the lower body to the heart. Patients at risk from blood clots in the leg and pelvis may suffer serious injury or even die if pieces of these clots travel up to the heart or lungs (pulmonary embolism). For patients at risk, physicians may ... Read more

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