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Inferior Vena Cava Filter Implantation


Inferior vena cava (IVC) Filter implantation involves the placement of a filtering device in a major vein of the abdomen. IVC filters lessen the dangers of blockage by catching large clots and stop them before they reach the lungs and heart which can lead to serious complications such as difficulty in breathing and even death. This procedure is used as an alternative therapy for people who do not respond to blood thinners.