Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Information

IVC Filters all have the same basic purpose: capturing blood clots before they can move on through the circulatory system to major organs, where those clots could then potential cause additional harm or death. These devices are inserted into the inferior vena cava (IVC) and activated. Several companies produce IVC Filters, including C.R. Bard, Cook … Continue reading Bard Eclipse IVC Filter Information

IVC Filter Migration

Blood clots easily can become a fatal problem if they reach critical organs like the lungs, heart or brain. Anticoagulant medications can help reduce this problem in many patients, but some people are unable to take those drugs due to allergies or other reactions. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters may be a solution for many … Continue reading IVC Filter Migration

IVC Filter Side Effects & Risks

A relatively new treatment for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) involves the use of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters. These small cone-shaped devices are designed to catch any blood clots (embolisms) that break loose from deep veins and then travel up to the heart and lungs. There have been very few studies so far, and … Continue reading IVC Filter Side Effects & Risks

Guidelines for Using IVC Filters

Medical studies of the past use of IVC Filters and any related side effects and risks have resulted in some basic guidelines for future use of these medical devices. There have been limited studies, and use is highly dependent on individual case conditions. The guidelines for use are different for each patient, but some generalities … Continue reading Guidelines for Using IVC Filters

Different Types of IVC Filters

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters have been used to help prevent blood clots for many decades. The original IVC Filters were surgically implanted and permanent, but many modern versions are inserted into a large neck or groin vein using a thin catheter for placement within the vein. Today, current models are designed to be either … Continue reading Different Types of IVC Filters

Dangers of Blood Clot Filters

For the last 10 years, product liability lawyers have represented clients around the US who have suffered from IVC filter blood clot problems and other complications. Although these devices are implanted to the cut the risk of pulmonary embolism, there can be many problems with the devices that can lead to deadly complications. Even though … Continue reading Dangers of Blood Clot Filters