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Trapeze Ivc Filter
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
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
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
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
IVC filter: No, That is not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is the cook tulip ivc filter metalic. Is safe for mri. Also, is it save to use a tens unit with one in place?
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
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
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
Earlier this month I had emergency surgery to remove ivc filter that had migrated. Is it normal for this to effect my menstrual cycle?
Probably: If radiologist team is ready to do then it is safe. ...Read more
Filter: May be clotted. Need to see your doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?
No way;can only trap: Large clots from leg/pelvic veins from proceeding to right heart&lungs. Heart attacks=clots in arteries supplying heart muscle after plaque rupture. Strokes=clots in brain arteries or from left atria (rarely ventricle); Most=without symptoms; occur without warning. Setup=atherosclerosis (drivers=LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not??, Large-HDL-P not??, etc as in my other answers) &/or atrial fib. ...Read more
I have an ivc filter. I now have to have a brain arteriogram. The doctor said she will do the procedure through the groin. Is this an issue?
Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options
I have blood clotting prothrobin gene mutation 20210a on walfarin and have birds nest ivc filter, filter has moved and 2wires broken is this danger?
Generally no: Filters can fracture and break but they generally don't completely dislodge. Unfortunately that doesn't give you a lot of comfort knowing that if is not completely blocking then clot can continue. Your doctor may discuss with you filter placement proximal to current, removal and continue blood thinner. ...Read more
Excessive clotting throughout body from an IVC filter and down my legs. Have a lot of bruising and hard areas like marbles from surgery are these norm?
NO: They don't sound normal to me.Get a more detailed answer ›
Was diagnosed with dual inferior vena cava with the left ivc crossing at the level of the left renal vein. What is it and what is done for it?
Anatomic variation: Should not be a cause of any concern. Anatomical variations are rather common. ...Read more
Double contrast CT scan of chest, ab, pelvis due to dizziness constipation tiredness and shortness of breath. Found my ivc and pelvis blocked?
A few hundred: The flow of liquid filtrate from blood into the kidneys is about 180 liters per day, all of which, except a few liters, get reabsorbed back into the blood after having been cleaned. If you consider that the body average blood content is 5-6 liters, then you have your answer. ...Read more
Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more
About the same: Despite advertisements, they're about the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fluoride filters: I suggest you do a google search or ask your local plumbing supply house, home depot or lowe's. ...Read more
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