IVC Filters Causing Fatal Outcomes

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Retrievable filters are made out of nitinol. Pieces of retrievable filters, made after 2002, can break off and travel to the heart and lungs. A piece of filter …

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