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anticoagulation after ivc filter

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Radiologyinfo.Org. Very safe test.
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Dr. Jason Bauer
21 years experience Interventional Radiology
Simple: I describe it to patients as an umbrella frame with no fabric. It can be placed from the neck or groin vein. There are several position the device c ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Chen
Dr. Eric Chen answered
11 years experience Radiology
IVC filter: An ivc filter is a small metal device shaped like an umbrella without the fabric. It is placed in patients who are at risk for pulmonary embolism, b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Blood clot filter: An inferior vena cava (ivc) filter is a medical device placed into the ivc (the large vein in the abdomen) to prevent lower extremity or pelvic vein b ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Radiologyinfo.Org under inferior vena cava filter.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Ivc filter: Ivc filters are now removable. During removal the risks include bleeding, dislodgement of clot or embolism and infection. Death is a risk from any p ... Read More
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Rarely: Currently ivc filters are removable once the illness for which it was placed has resolved, it may be removed. The removal process is not difficult an ... Read More
Dr. Jason Bauer
21 years experience Interventional Radiology
It depends: To be more specific the there are general risks related to venography and risks particular to each filter. The risks often change with the duration o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Inside vessel: It is not likely the source of your symptoms. See your Dr. for evaluation as to the cause.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
16 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly: Ivc filters do not themselves cause swelling of the legs, but clot can build up below the filter and of sever enough, can block drainage of blood from ... Read More
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Multiple: The main risks are: the filter can migrate, it can erode through the wall of the vein, it can cause clots, it can become infected. The balance of the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Shouldn't: It's not like a pool filter, more like a shredder. Unless very low blood pressure / flow, should not clot that high, but can clot lower. Helps decreas ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: A patient with a günther tulip vena cava filter can be scanned safely under the following conditions: static magnetic field of 1.5 tesla or 3.0 te ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
29 years experience Radiology
That's main function: The main purpose of the IVC filter is to protect the lungs from blood clot reaching them. The filter will also prevent blood clots from reaching the ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Sure you can. In some people there risks of coagulation (thinning the blood) like falling snd developing hematoma's or brain bleeds ids too great. S ... Read More

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