IVC Filter Problems

IVC Filter Retrieval: A Longer Dwell Time Means More Risk


Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been classed as a potentially hazardous medical device since 2014 when the FDA recommended removing the filter as soon as the minimum required protection period had passed. Now a new study has quantified the risk of delaying IVC filter retrieval.  The news is not good for anyone who has…

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IVC Filter Notable in the Death of Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling Death Certificate

Documentation released by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health notes that Garry Shandling had an IVC filter implant present at the time of his death. The death certificate, obtained by reporters in Hollywood, makes mention of the IVC filter alongside confirmation that the cause of death was a pulmonary thromboembolism. In short, Shandling passed…

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IVC Filter Complications – A Medical Animation Video

IVC Filter Complications From YouTube, “This medical animation demonstrates a possible complication for a patient implanted with an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter. The filter, whose purpose is to catch and prevent fatal blood clots from reaching the heart, unexpectedly migrates and punctures the IVC and nearby tissues.”

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IVC Filter Lawsuit

ivc filter 25mm

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is a major vein in the body that is responsible for carrying blood from the lower body into the heart. The IVC filter is a wire device that is inserted into the vein of those who are considered to be at an increased risk of pulmonary embolism. The Recovery IVC…

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