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Retrievable IVC Filters
Retrievable inferior vena cava filters, also known as optional IVC filters, are indicated for treatment in patients with time-limited exposure to the effects of DVT. The filtration device can be retrieved through a similar procedural process as the insertion procedure, and similar to the process used for the permanent IVC filter. Vascular specialists must determine whether or not the duration of the risk for pulmonary embolisms warrants a temporary, retrievable filter or a permanent filter option.
Patients who are recommended for permanent IVC filter treatment are generally those who have clinical presentations of:


• Venous thromboembolism
• Significant risks of pulmonary embolisms
• Failures to respond well to pharmaceutical options such as warfarin
• Complication indications to anticoagulants
Patients who are recommended for retrievable IVC filter treatments are typically those who have clinical presentations of:
• Mild to moderate response to anticoagulants
• An illness or condition which renders them temporarily immobile (i.e. after childbirth or surgery)
• Mild yet consistent risks for PE, without a strong history of the actual event


There is no steadfast formula for determining which patients should receive the retrievable IVC filter over the permanent filter. Both filter procedures are similar. The site of catheterization, either in a femoral vein in the groin or jugular in the neck, is sterilized. A guide wire is sent through the catheter to the specific point of deployment within the inferior vena cava. This is generally in line with the renal venous system. This process is guided by use of imaging studies. The imaging studies are usually either ultrasound or x-ray in nature in conjunction with a contrast solution.


Once the filter is in place, the catheter is withdrawn. The patient is often awake for the procedure. Mild to moderation sedation can be applied, but the site of the catheter is numbed in either situation. Either filter selection is designed to being working immediately.
Vascular specialists should consider the likelihood of whether or not patients will need the filter in place for more than a few weeks. After this amount of time, it is more difficult to safely remove the device. Scar tissues develop and make the retrieving process dangerous. Long-term use of the IVC filter should continue to be monitored, as thrombosis can develop gradually over time as clots are caught in the filter and some patients are unable to naturally break down these blockages. Symptoms of thrombosis at the filter are sometimes difficult to discern, as they occur at a slow rate most often. Edema is a primary indicator.

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