IVC filter is a small metal mesh-looking device placed into inferior vena cava through a needle. The purpose of IVC filter is to capture blood clots traveling from leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) into the lungs (pulmonary embolism). In majority of cases, the filter is indicated when more traditional treatment with anticoagulants (blood thinners) is not efficient or contraindicated or when the lungs are already severely compromised. There are permanent and temporary, or removable, types of IVC filters. The major disadvantage of these devices is the potential for development of IVC thrombosis.
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