Why Complications Arise When Retrievable IVC Filters Aren’t Retrieved

If you received a retrievable IVC filter to help with the prevention of fatal lung clots, your health may have been impacted by complications that have been linked to these devices. A study conducted over a three-year period found that only 1.6% of retrievable IVC filters were properly retrieved. This means that the vast majority of patients with

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The Science Behind Silence: What Clinical Trials Revealed About IVC Filters

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters have been in use since the 1970s to prevent traveling blood clots. During that time, there have been hundreds of thousands of the filters implanted in patients across the country. Retractable IVC filters are designed to be used on a temporary basis, but they are often left in place long after they are needed.

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The Types of IVC Filters Under Scrutiny by the FDA

For decades, doctors have helped prevent blood clots from reaching their patients’ hearts and lungs by inserting inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. However, IVC filter types are not all the same and some come with extra risks and potentially harmful side effects. Both retractable and permanent IVC filters are inserted into your vein via catheter, with retractable

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Is Your Health at Risk from an IVC Filter?

If you have been or are currently being treated with an IVC filter, you know that the goal is to prevent blood clots from traveling to your lungs, brain, or heart that can cause strokes, heart attacks, or sudden respiratory distress. Unfortunately, numerous IVC filter risk factors make these filters potentially life-threatening. In fact, plaintiffs

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