IVC Filter Lawsuit Lubbock Texas - IVC Filter Lawyer Lubbock TX
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Life threatening conditions result from blood clots. Also known as thrombosis, blood clots cause a variety of complications. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the term for clots formed in the legs or pelvic region. In circumstances where the clots travel, or embolize, the life of the patient is at risk. Pulmonary embolism, or PE, results from clots reaching the lungs.
Usually the first approach is pharmacologic. Blood thinning medications such as warfarin or heparin offer synthetic anticoagulants. Not all patients are eligible for administration of these types of medications. Instances of this include injury that cannot risk anticoagulation or healthy conditions such as pregnancy. Some patients are eligible for anticoagulant therapy, but do not respond well to this treatment. Patients such as these are potential candidates for a filtration device within the inferior vena cava (IVC).
The use of IVC filters involves a minimal surgical approach to implant the device. The filter in the vena cava offers protection from the transportation of blood clots within the circulatory system. The end goal is to stop clots from entering the pulmonary system. There is no protection offered by the filters from the actual development of blood clots.
Filters are manufactured with a durable metal and come in different designs. They can look like extremely miniature umbrella frames, with very small points at the ends of each of the metal legs which “grab” onto the interior wall of the IVC. Other designs are web-like.
Physicians advise some patients to receive permanent filters when they present with symptoms and conditions that show little or no signs of diminishing. Other patients are advised to have removable filters placed in their IVC. These filters should be of a design that allows for collapsing and retrieval at a later date.
In some cases physicians decide to leave retrievable filters in place because a continued threat exists of embolization of blood clots. As these retrievable filters are developed with the intention of affixing to the vein walls, leaving them in place permanently is not inherently a complication. Some patients end up with retrievable filters in place permanently simply because they fail to attend future healthcare appointments to address the issue. Other patients continue to experience health conditions such as DVT which warrant the protection offered by the filters. Once the filters are in place the body begins to develop scar tissue around this foreign invader. This tissue actually helps to keep the filter in place and reduce risks of the filter breaking free and moving dangerously throughout the blood system, potentially to the pulmonary system.
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