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Weighing the Pros and Cons of IVC Filters
As with most medical procedures, there are pros and cons which are weighed when determining the appropriateness of using an inferior vena cava filter to protect patients from the risks of pulmonary emboli. Only when there is a clear discussion and discernment of whether or not the cons – the potential complications – outweigh the pros.
The “pros” for most patients who are considering an IVC filter are significant. When a blood clot travels from the leg, for example, to the pulmonary veins, it can cause a blockage and damage of the lungs. Depending upon the size and exact location of the stopping point of the blockage, the damage can be severe. The IVC filter offers an option for these patients who need a method that helps to protect them against the dangers of pulmonary embolisms. Further benefits of the IVC filter procedure when compared to either more significant surgeries or no options at all, include:
Minimal invasiveness. Many patients don’t even need to be fully sedated for the surgery. The opening required for the catheter is insignificant. This equates to reduced pain and a shorter recovery period needed for the patient.
Counter-option to medication. Some patients are unable to tolerate blood thinners safely. Other patients just do not react well enough to the medications available. Surgery for the IVC filter is an option for these patients that can address the clot concerns. Long-term solution. In standard IVC filter placements, the filter remains in pace indefinitely and effectively blocks clots from entering the pulmonary veins.
The “cons” of the IVC filter placement are the complications that affect a very small number of patients. While risks are a component of any treatment, some of them can be minimized. Complicating reaction to medication. There are several ways that medication involvement can lead to complications. The first is when patients undergo the procedure, only to have an allergic reaction to medication used, including but not limited to the anesthesia and/or iodine solution.
Migration of an entire filter or partial filter. In rare cases the entire filter can migrate to another location, and in other cases a part of the filter can fracture and travel independently. In either of these situation there is a risk for perforation, a blockage in a dangerous location, and fatality. Infection. There are two different points where an infection can arise. The first is the external site where the catheter was inserted. Signs of this include swelling and bruising at the site. The second is a bacterial infection that arises from the actual device. In either scenario a fever may be present. The pros and cons of the IVC filter are unique to each patient, and the risks and complications of having and not having the procedure need consideration.
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