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Are IVC Filters Worth the Risk?

IVC filters are used to reduce the risk that a blood clot will cause a pulmonary embolism. They are placed inside of the vein that carries blood from the lower body to heart, so if a blood clot forms and breaks free, it will be prevented from getting past the filter. Blood can still flow normally around the filter, as it only acts as an umbrella for the clot.

Permanent filters have been in use for several decades and are considered relatively safe, though it is possible they can cause complications. Considering blood clot and pulmonary embolism can be deadly, most doctors and patients agree permanent filters are worth the risk.

Retrievable IVC Filters

As years passed, medical device manufacturers realized there was a market for IVC filters that could be used on a temporary basis. The risk for blood clots increases at certain times, including after injuries and surgeries, so assistance is needed on a temporary basis until that risk has passed. It is possible to take anticoagulant medication to thin the blood and prevent it from clotting, but this is not always the best option for someone who recently underwent surgery or who is recovering from an injury.

Temporary IVC filters can be retrieved just a short time after they are placed. One filter is designed to stay in place for no more than six weeks. Unfortunately, some have been marketed as being safe for permanent use, even though they are temporary filters. And because doctors and patients think it is safe to leave a retrievable filter in place, many never bother removing the temporary filters.

FDA Warns of Overusing Retrievable Filters

The FDA became so concerned with the problems related to retrievable filters “overstaying their welcome” they issued a warning to doctors and IVC filter users to remove temporary filters as soon as the risk for clotting has passed. The filters are designed for temporary use and when they are left in place too long, can break apart and migrate to other parts of the body. It is also possible for the entire device to detach and migrate to other parts of the body. Not only is the device no longer effective once it leaves its original location, its metal wire parts can also puncture the soft tissue in the body and cause serious harm.

For many, IVC filters, temporary or permanent, are worth the risk. When the possibility of pulmonary embolism is high, it is important to do whatever is possible to prevent it. For others, IVC filter use caused more harm than good.

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