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I had a retrievable ivc filter left in too long and it embedded. Have had it for >8 years, on 5mg aspirin daily. Any long term risks / complications?

I had a retrievable ivc filter left in too long and it embedded. Have had it for >8 years, on 5mg aspirin daily. Any long term risks / complications?

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 risk of these complications Vs the risks associated with trying to remove it will depend on your individual case factors & the type of filter you have. You should discuss this with the specialist who is managing your clotting disorder. ...Read more

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Is having an ivc in-situ an example of an "invasive procedure"?

Is having an ivc in-situ an example of an "invasive procedure"?

Insertion is: Insertion of the ivc is an invasive procedure yes. In situ just means it is there - often will be stated that way in imaging. ...Read more

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Is missing ivc (inferior vana cava) is a rear case in medical history?

Is missing ivc (inferior vana cava) is a rear case in medical history?

It is rare: It is a rare condition. Pt developed DVT at a early age along with varicose veins and leg ulcers which hard to define at an early age that what is causing them. In few rare cases these were fond related to Inf venacava abnormalities ...Read more

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I have a chronically blocked ivc and my body created vercies to compansate. I have two hypotense areas in my liverduetothis. What's a hypotense area?

I have a chronically blocked ivc and my body created vercies to compansate. I have two hypotense areas in my liverduetothis. What's a hypotense area?

Hypodense area: A lesion (an abnormal-looking area where disease is suspected to be) on a ct scan, which is more black than the surrounding tissues, is called hypodense. Hypodense means less dense (it has a less mass per amount of volume). For example, a hypodense area in the liver may be a benign lesion, a hemangioma, a simple hepatic cyst, an abscess, a lipoma, a malignant cancerous lesion, etc... ...Read more

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2D echocardio, 110lb 27y F. Two measurements outside normal ranges. LVdia 3.6cm and LA 1.8cm. Also, IVC is only 1.2cm. Anything to be concerned about?

2D echocardio, 110lb 27y F. Two measurements outside normal ranges. LVdia 3.6cm and LA 1.8cm. Also, IVC is only 1.2cm. Anything to be concerned about?

Echo: You should talk to your physician who ordered the test, However, I am not aware that the measurements given warrant some specific action or procedure. Do keep up with good activities, diet, exercise life style to keep your body optimal. ...Read more

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What is ivc dilated and non collapsing in eco testing?

What is ivc dilated and non collapsing in eco testing?

Inferior vena cava: Ivc stands for inferior vena cava. The ivc is a large vein that returns blood (largely deoxygenated blood) from the lower portion of the body to the right side of the heart. The heart then pumps that blood to the lungs so that the blood can pick up oxygen and go out to the body again. Dilated and non collapsing means that the ivc is open and perhaps slightly enlarged. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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How often are there complications when removing a ivc filter?

How often are there complications when removing a ivc filter?

Rarely: Retrievable filters (most of the recently placed ones) usually come out with little problems. We check to see if they clot caught in them before removing them. More difficult ones can be removed with advanced techniques or with a laser-sheath. This is almost always an outpatient procedure done with IV sedation. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10

What can you tell me about May-thurner syndrome? IVCS. Is that classified as a rare or not how many in sweden have May-thurner syndrome? Why n ICD-10

Not rare: May-thurner syndrome is compression of left iliac vein by right iliac artery at a crossing point. Unknown how many have it because a lot of people have no symptoms. imaging study would help to identify the location of compression. Much more common on left side. ...Read more

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Explain an ivc filter placement?

Explain an ivc filter placement?

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, but who cannot tolerate or fail treatment with blood thinners. It is placed through a catheter via the jugular vein (in the neck) or the femoral vein (in the groin) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ivc filter placement?

What is the definition or description of: ivc filter placement?

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 blood clots from reaching the lungs. Ivc filters are placed via the femoral or jugular veins. Some are permanent, while others are made to be retrievable. ...Read more

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In a 52 yrs old 76 kg and 5'10" tall male IVC is not seen during ultra sound. Why does this happen?

Evaluating the: IVC/inferior vena cava by ultrasound has become a tool to aid in assessment of the intravascular volume of a critically ill patient. The IVC is a thin-walled compliant vessel that adjusts to the body's fluid volume status by changing its diameter depending on total body fluid volume. When a person's intravascular volume is low, often in blood loss situations, the IVC collapses. ...Read more

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Treatment of thrombosis in ivc?

Treatment of thrombosis in ivc?

Thrombosis in IVC: Anticoagulation and sometimes inferior vena cava filter. ...Read more

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Recent ultrasound says ivc remains prominent in size sometimes with cardiac decompensation what does this mean?

Recent ultrasound says ivc remains prominent in size sometimes with cardiac decompensation what does this mean?

Cardiologist: A prominent Inferior vena cava on ultrasound can be seen with right-sided heart failure. You should talk with your doctor about the results and consider an echocardiogram if there is not another reason for your inferior vena cava to be prominent. ...Read more

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How does l testicular v. Connecting to l renal v. At 90* (as opposed r- less than 90* connection to ivc) lead to l varicocele? (varicocele-wikipedia)

How does l testicular v. Connecting to l renal v. At 90* (as opposed r- less than 90* connection to ivc) lead to l varicocele? (varicocele-wikipedia)

Pressure gradient: Amongst a number of potential theories and explanations for a varicocele, this is a strong one. The gonadal vein enters the renal vein at a 90% angle only on the left side. This is believed to create a straight column of pressure that enhanced by gravity, leads or assists in the formation of the dilated venous plexus. A varicocele is by far, more common on the left. ...Read more

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Blood clot in ivc at 16 years old, please help, what do you recommend?

Blood clot in ivc at 16 years old, please help, what do you recommend?

Thromboembolism: This is not from a DVT but a de novo clot in the ivc? At 16, it is unexplainable. It still has to be treated with anticoagulant so as not to be thrown into the lung to cause pe. If accessible area, a filter may have to be placed to prevent embolism. After all that, a reason for its development has to be worked up with a hematologist and maybe rheum if necessary. ...Read more

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Can ivc filter cause your legs to swell?

Can ivc filter cause your legs to swell?

Not the filter: Before one gets a filter, there was already a clot. That means the vein involved will never be normal and even without filter can cause swelling usually after some time upright. The filter unless along with blood thinner actually can cause propagation of clot and more swelling of the legs.. ...Read more

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Is the cook tulip ivc filter metalic. Is is save for mri. Also, is it save to use a tens unit with one in place?

Is the cook tulip ivc filter metalic. Is is save for mri. Also, is it save to use a tens unit with one in place?

See below: A patient with a g√ľnther tulip vena cava filter can be scanned safely under the following conditions:

static magnetic field of 1.5 tesla or 3.0 tesla

there is no problem using a tens unit. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clog an ivc filter so that both legs swell?

How long does it take to clog an ivc filter so that both legs swell?

Ivc filters: Typically do not clot. If it catches a clot that migrated from your legs, then it can thrombose. Leg swelling can result. Tpa and or mechanical devices can be used to restore flow. Also you can be maintained on Aspirin or low dose Coumadin (warfarin) to help keep the filter patent. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My echo states borderline pulmonary hypertension with 36 RSVP, and elevated RAP based on IVC diameter. Can these numbers fluctuate, are they related?

My echo states borderline pulmonary hypertension with 36 RSVP, and elevated RAP based on IVC diameter. Can these numbers fluctuate, are they related?

These numbers can: Fluctuate and are both related and dependent to some part on the level of hydration of the patient. Discuss these findings with your health care provider to see if this is pertinent for you and your current health conditions or not something to take into concern. ...Read more

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Does an IVC filter only catch a blood clot that would travel to the lungs?

Does an IVC filter only catch a blood clot that would travel to the lungs?

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 right atrium of the heart, however, this is not the main concern as the clot normally travels quickly through the heart into the pulmonary artery of lungs where it gets stuck in the narrowing pulmonary arteries. This is termed pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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If you are diagnosed with DVT below your knees can you still get IVC filter?

If you are diagnosed with DVT below your knees can you still get IVC filter?

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. So, an inferior vena cava filter is umbrella'ed in to catch any thrombus heading north to the lungs. There are several meds on te maket that are safe and do not require coag monitoring like Xarelto. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an MRI of ankle when I have a ivc filter in?

Is it safe to get an MRI of ankle when I have a ivc filter in?

Probably: If radiologist team is ready to do then it is safe. ...Read more