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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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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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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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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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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?

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 traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc ...Read more

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Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options

Failed tykocin  therapy for afib ablation not an   option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered  side effect? Any other options

Depends: In order to safely prescribe medication for a fib it is important to know more about your heart, specifically whether there are any abnormalities. There are drugs other than amiodarone and tikosyn (dofetilide) but the do not have the same efficacy (success rate ). ...Read more

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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?

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 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

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Are there any differences between true hepa and hepa-like filters?

Are there any differences between true hepa and hepa-like filters?

Maybe: Read the labels. Check consumer reports. Go to allergy and lung accredited websites to see which are recommended. ...Read more

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Should you filter all your water?

Should you filter all your water?

Depends: It depends on the quality of your water. If you're using city water, see if you can get a water quality report. In general we probably don't need to filter water, or buy so much bottled water, but you can probably figure our some specific details on water quality in your community. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is boiled water more safer than ro filtered water ?

Is boiled water more safer than ro filtered water ?

Depends: Don't know what your are particulary referring to. If you are talking about municipal water, nothing needs to be done. If yoiu have well water, perhaps you need some form of treatment. If you are referring to raw water while camping, specific filters are as good as boiling for safety. One can always boil water but not filter out other agents. You can do both if unsure. Investigate furhter. ...Read more

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Can fluoride be filtered out using pur?

Can fluoride be filtered out using pur?

No: The manufacturer's web site at http://www.Purwater.Com/pur-products/learn-more/pitcher-water-filter-replacement.Html claims that "...It still leaves behind beneficial fluoride". ...Read more

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How many times kidney filters blood per day?

How many times kidney filters blood per day?

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

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Can you use Vicks humidifier without a filter?

Can you use Vicks humidifier without a filter?

Certainly: Simplify. A hot water humifier shouldn't need a filter ...Read more