Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement and Retrieval
 

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Placement and Retrieval

An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a device used to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE), a blockage in the arteries of the lungs. Both permanent and temporary IVC filters can be placed and removed when the patient is no longer at risk for development of a PE.

 

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