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Implantation of IVC Filters

Inferior Vena Cava Filter of IVC filter is a medical device, implanted into the inferior vena cava a large vein that carries deoxygenated blood to prevent pulmonary emboli. It is implanted a thin catheter is inserted in the inferior vena cava aided by an X-ray or an ultrasound. The filter at the tip of the catheter is then placed and will be securely attached. The catheter is then removed. The filter placed in vena cava traps and stops the blood clots in the lower body, preventing them from travelling to the lungs, thus saving the patient from a life-threatening condition.

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