Dangers Linked to Medical Device
Complications and Injuries Include:
Movement/Migration of the Device
Fragmentation/Breaking of the Device
Tearing of the Vein, Heart or Lung Tissue
Blood Clots (DVT)
The FDA Has Warned of Safety Risks
The FDA has received many adverse event reports from patients who have suffered injury from an IVC filter and has issued warnings regarding their safety. IVC filters were designed to prevent life-threatening blood clots by trapping clots in the blood stream and stopping them from reaching the lungs. They are to be used short term in patients and then removed from the body. These retrievable filters were originally approved by the FDA in 2003, although, since 2005, the FDA has received numerous reports of injuries and complications associated with IVC filters.
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