An IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) filter is a device that is designed to filter or “catch” blood clots (called “thrombi”) that travel from the lower portions of the body to the heart and lungs. IVC filters may be designed to be implanted, either permanently or temporarily, in the human body, more specifically, within the inferior vena cava. There are numerous manufacturers of IVC Filters, including but not limited to C.R. Bard, Cook, Argon, and Cordis.
The FDA has issued numerous warnings about IVC Filters and their associated risks and injuries. Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include but are not limited to lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT), filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and perforation of organs.
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