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If you or a loved one suffered complications from an IVC filter that moved or fractured, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our contact form and an Anchorage IVC Filter Lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours. The FDA has warned of ivc filter complications and side effects. Some filters may move or fracture and cause serious injuries including heart damage, lung damage, internal bleeding, and even death. If you have suffered ivc filter complications call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 to get the facts. There are no legal fees unless you receive compensation. Certain time limits may bar your ability to bring a claim, so you must act quickly. Call now.
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I’m Having My IVC Filter Removed: What do I need to know?
If you are preparing to have your inferior vena cava filtration device removed, there are ways to best prepare for the procedure so that you can maintain your health after the removal. This preparation will include discussions with your health management team (doctor, vascular surgeon, radiologist, nurses, etc.), plans for thrombosis risk monitoring post-surgery, tests to determine the filter position, and recovery guidelines.
Your conversations with your health management team about IVC filter retrieval need to include:
- Risk assessment of future thrombosis
- Current medications
- Plan for retrieval surgery
- Plan for recovery and post-removal monitoring of warning signs of returning thrombosis
(blood clot development)
Chances are that if you are discussing a retrieval option that your initial procedure was done with this in mind. Even though there are two types of filters (retrievable and permanent), it does not necessarily mean than one can’t become the other based on the needs of the patient. If your filter was supposed to be permanent but your health situation has changed so dramatically that you don’t need it anymore, a plan could be made for retrieval. Conversely, if your filter was supposed to be optionally retrievable, it might be that your health has not changed as predicted and that you still present with risk factors to indicate continued use of the filter.
If the decision is to go ahead and remove the filter, be sure to discuss any predicted health situations as these could impact that decision. If you had the optionally retrievable filter inserted after a car accident while you recovered from the risks of clots, you might be fully recovered now and no longer think you need the filter. However, if you know that you are going to start a family and may become pregnant soon, have this conversation with your doctor. Situations such as hormone fluctuations can increase risk factors for pulmonary embolisms.
In preparation for the filter removal you will probably undergo several tests. These tests include, but are not limited to:
• An ultrasound of your legs to verify that you do not have any current indications of clot formations
• Blood panels to confirm that you are not experiencing abnormally high clotting factors
• An EKG to confirm your heart health
• An ultrasound of your inferior vena cava to assess the position of the filter – this is often done with contrast dye, just as the placement
Your physician will also provide specific instructions for recovery, which will look very similar to your recovery instructions from the first procedure.
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