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FDA Warnings Against IVC Filter Usage

October 22, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

The IVC filter is a device that is supposed to help prevent blood clots in patients. Inserted into the inferior vena cava (the largest vein in the human body), these devices are small and cage-like, capturing blood clots so they cannot reach the individual’s lungs. If a patient is at risk for pulmonary embolism and no other treatments — such…
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IVC Filters, Broken Prongs & Filter Migration

October 19, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

When an IVC filter is implanted into the inferior vena cava, it is intended to help make sure blood clots don’t reach the lungs. This is a great idea for individuals who have been diagnosed to be at high risk of pulmonary embolism. While they are well-intentioned devices, they do come with some side effects that can be dangerous to…
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