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If you or a loved one suffered complications from an IVC filter that moved or fractured, call us today for a free no obligation consultation. Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our contact form and a Worcester IVC Filter Lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours. The FDA has warned of ivc filter complications and side effects. Some filters may move or fracture and cause serious injuries including heart damage, lung damage, internal bleeding, and even death. If you have suffered ivc filter complications call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 to get the facts. There are no legal fees unless you receive compensation. Certain time limits may bar your ability to bring a claim, so you must act quickly. Call now.
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What are the Risks of IVC Filters?
The risks and potential complications of IVC filters depend upon patient health and several factors present during and after the procedure. The inferior vena cava is one of the largest veins in the body and is responsible for transporting blood that has been delivered to the lower extremities back to the heart and lungs where it can be replenished with oxygen. Blood clots that form in the legs can impede this flow. If the clots move to the heart or lungs the effects are potentially life-threatening. For those patients who cannot either take medications successfully to treat blood clots or who have strong histories of conditions such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis), the risks of the IVC filters need to be weighed with the risks of dangerous blockages in the organs from too high of a coagulation factor.
Many of the risks associated with the IVC filter procedure can be mitigated. Emphasis should be placed on a thorough health history for the best preparation. That health history needs to include an assessment of the following items:
-History of severe heart, lung, or kidney disorders
-History of breathing problems during sleep (i.e. sleep apnea)
-Inability to remain still for an extended period of time (patients will need to lie still for an hour or more for the procedure)
-History of complications related to blood thinners
-History of complications related to contrast dye
-History of poor reactions to sedatives or anesthesia (most patients are only lightly sedated during the procedure)
During the actual procedure there are risks for damage to the veins. A catheter is used to guide a wire which is attached to the filter. While these are all of very fine gauge, there is never 100% safety when these types of procedures are done. Once the filter is deployed, there are also risks that it:
-Is deployed in the wrong location, meaning a second procedure is needed to fix the situation.
-Migrates to an undesirable location and poses threats to the organs. If a filter moves on to the heart or lungs the results can be fatal.
After a successful deployment of the filter, the catheter is removed. The filter should start working immediately. In rare circumstances the filter can become so overburdened with clots that it cannot allow blood to pass through at a sufficient rate. This is obviously a danger. In these circumstances patients may notice a significant amount of swelling in the legs and pain ranging from the legs to the abdomen where the filter sits. The filter needs to be removed at this point. Removing a filter that is not an optionally retrievable model poses additional threats. The filter can be strongly imbedded in the vein and removal requires extreme caution.
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