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Dr. Neil Halin
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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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Dr. Eric Chen
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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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Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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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 günther 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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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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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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Dr. Michael Korona
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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 to help keep the filter patent. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Azmat Qayyum
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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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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