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Patient Preparation for IVC Filters
Patients who are informed by their medical care providers that they are candidates for filters within their inferior vena cava can do a few things to prepare for this surgery. The inferior vena cava is supposed to carry blood to the heart and lungs, from the lower portion of the body, to be replenished with oxygen. In patients who have blood clots, most often in the legs or pelvic area, the blood transportation is interrupted. This interruption is a life threatening condition, depending on the size and location of the clot. The purpose of the IVC filter is to trap these clots before they move on and become these threats to health and life.
The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis. Patients need to discuss all questions with their physicians. There are several things that will need to happen before the IVC filter is placed in the patient. Some of these things might include:
• Blood work
• Complete physical
• Current health assessment and plan for post-operative health
• A plan for medication use before and after the IVC filter placement
• Electrocardiogram (ECG)
In most cases patients are also advised against eating or drinking anything the night before the surgery. Patients should also be made aware that if they smoke, their rate of healing will be slower than if they stop smoking before and after the procedure. While some IVC filter placements are done on an emergency basis, when possible smokers should set a goal of 6-8 weeks of being smoke-free before the surgery.
Patients should also tell their doctors – before the day of the procedure – if they are allergic to or have ever had reactions to iodine, such as getting hives from a procedure that requires contrast dye. The IVC filter surgery usually uses a contrast dye, which can be damaging to the kidneys in some patients. There are counter-medications available in order to minimize these risks.
Patients should also know that there are risks associated with the IVC filter placement, and part of adequate preparation is understanding these risks. Patients will usually have to sign consent forms for further procedures, in the event of an emergency or unforeseen complication. Some of these possible additional procedures include angioplasty, heart bypass, and angiography.
The area where the catheter will be inserted will be shaved (in the case of the groin) and thoroughly cleaned. Patients should be thoroughly advised of the possible side-effects of the IVC filter surgery, including watching for bruising or even bleeding from the site. After the procedure patients need to have someone transport them home and stay with them for the first hours after the surgery.
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