IVC Filter Lawsuit Yonkers New York - IVC Filter Lawyer Yonkers NY
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Complications Pertaining to IVC Filters
Complications pertaining to the placement of filters within the inferior vena cava include structural damage of the filter, unintentional movement of the filter, thrombosis at the filter site, perforation of associated veins, and infection arising from the filter. While several of these complications are rare, there is still clinical cause for concern.
Structural Damage of the Filter: A rare complication, there have been reports of filters breaking apart after deployment. Two specific risks are associated with this type of complication.
1. A broken piece from the filter can move through the vascular system and either perforate a vein or make it all the way to a vital organ, causing significant damage.
2. The broken filter becomes ineffective at gathering blood clots. This puts the patient at increased risk of PE (pulmonary embolism).
Unintentional Movement of the Filter: The typical deployment location is just below the kidneys, in order to stop as many potential blockages originated in the lower extremities. Occasionally filters unintentionally move from this deployment location. Filters that move through the venous system can make their way all the way to the valves of the heart or the lungs. In these cases removal of the filter is necessary, but extremely unlikely by route of a catheter as used in the original procedure. In these cases major surgery is usually warranted in order to prevent any more significant damage or death.
Thrombosis: The IVC filter is responsible for gathering clots that are travelling through the vascular system. A complication of this is when the blockage overwhelms the filter and causes thrombosis at the site. The natural system of the body over time sometimes is able to break down the blockage at the filter. Other times patients will report a gradual swelling in their legs as a reaction.
Perforation of Associated Veins: A complication exists when the legs of the filter perforate the vascular structure. Depending upon the specific location of the perforation, and the degree of perforation, the results can range from mild and inconsequential to serious and require surgical intervention.
Infection Arising from the Filter: In rare cases and in patients with higher risks due to lower immune rates and higher exposure levels, infection within the filter deployment site is possible. Any fevers or discomfort following the procedure should be reported to the proper medical team.
Rates of complications vary when comparing permanent inferior vena cava filter and optionally retrievable filters. Early identification of the symptoms of complications are imperative to the successful intervention and prevention of further complications.
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