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IVC Filter Side Effects


IVC Filter Risks
The complications and risks facing patients who undergo IVC filter placement range from very mild to severe. For patients with conditions such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) or a history of pulmonary embolisms, the inferior vena cava filter may provide health benefits from these conditions, which need to be considered in light of the possible risks.
Risks include the following:

- Mild discomfort or pain at the site where the catheter was inserted (stitches are not needed, so this decreases post-operative pain occurrences)
- Bleeding and bruising at the site where the catheter was inserted
- Damage to the accessed blood vein (usually access points are the neck and groin)
- An infection introduced through either the IV or the catheter
- Allergic reactions to the contrast solution used during imaging
- Damage to the kidneys from the contrast solution (medications can help to protect the kidneys from this event)
- Aspiration as a result of the anesthesia
- An infection in the lungs or decreased pulmonary function as a result of the anesthesia
- Pulmonary embolism, occurring when a small clot passes through the inferior vena cava and is small enough to move through an opening in the filter
- Damage to the access vein
- An unpredictable complication, sometimes due to underlying health conditions in the patient
- Unintended movement of the filter, perhaps even as far reaching as the heart or lungs, which is a life threatening event

While many of these risks can be reduced by taking precautions, there are sometimes unintentional complications. One such complication is a filter that becomes overfilled with clots. This condition usually happens over time, and the body actually accommodates this by building new veins around the blocked site, so that blood still continues to flow from the lower extremities to the heart and lungs. However, the blockage can cause swelling in the patient’s leg. It also means that clots can form and travel by these bypassing veins. If there is a blocked IVC filter, medications such as blood thinners are usually the first step to relieving the blocked filter. Removing the filter that is blocked can be very difficult, and scar tissue that builds up can make it unsafe. For patients who are not candidates for blood thinning medications, removal may be the only and best option.

Before choosing to have the IVC filter placed, patients must review all of the potential complications with their physicians. Certain precautions such as protective medications and following post-operative care instructions can help to minimize the hazards and maximize the chances for healthy outcomes.

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