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Care After IVC Filter Placement
A patient’s care plan for post-placement of a filter within the inferior vena cava (IVC) assists in understanding the procedure, the role of the filter, and what to expect in the future. The care plan is a general guideline and should include the following discussions.
The inferior vena cava: This vein takes the blood that is returning from the legs and pelvis and returns it to the heart and lungs. It is in the abdominal area.
Inferior vena cava filters: Inferior vena filters (also known as IVC filters) are manufactured from very fine mesh wires. Some of the filters resemble the letter V or a cone, while others are more similar to the interweaving of a web. The medal is extremely narrow, but of strong steel or titanium.
Filters are retrievable or permanent in nature. Doctors may remove retrievable filters as soon as two weeks post-surgery, depending upon the medical reason for deployment. Doctors may choose permanent filters. This is because the condition which prompted the procedure is not predicted to improve. It is not unusual for retrievable filters to be left in patients as permanent devices. This happens for a number of reasons: patients do not return to have the filters removed, the filter becomes acutely imbedded and it is safer to leave the structure in place, or the patient’s condition changed and now long-term use is best.
After the Procedure
After the procedure patients are sent to recovery. From here the doctor and his staff either discharge the patient directly or the patient is sent to a secondary room. Patients who are already hospitalized will return to their regular rooms.
• Usually only a Band-Aid is needed to cover the incision site. Sometimes doctors use skin glue instead, but this might also remain covered for the first day.
• An IV is often used during the procedure, and this will be removed if the patient had a same-day procedure.
• Patients will be encouraged to drink plenty of fluids to help flush the contrast dye from their systems.
• Nursing staff will monitor heart rate and blood pressure, and watch for any signs of abnormal or heavy bleeding.
The site may be sore for a few days. There could be light bruising. Until the site where the catheter was inserted is healed, it should be kept clean and dry, per discharge instructions. Return appointments will be scheduled. Discharge instructions will also include a list of potential warning signs, including fever, swelling in the limbs, numbness in the limbs, or pain in the abdomen or chest.
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