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If someone with a greenfield filter develops shortness of breath, could there be a clot in the filter?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes
Clot can form in and above filter and go to lungs. Get checked!

In brief: Yes
Clot can form in and above filter and go to lungs. Get checked!
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
Unfortunately filters may not be all that protective.
Filters can actually develop clot on the metal extensions of the device. These can break off and embolize to the lungs. Filters should really never be placed without having the patient also on blood thinner unless the patient absolutely cannot take blood thinner.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately filters may not be all that protective.
Filters can actually develop clot on the metal extensions of the device. These can break off and embolize to the lungs. Filters should really never be placed without having the patient also on blood thinner unless the patient absolutely cannot take blood thinner.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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