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IVC Filter Retrieval in New Jersey

What is an IVC Filter?

An IVC filter is a small metal device placed in the vein that carries blood to the heart in order to prevent blood clots formed in the lower body from migrating into the lungs. The filter allows blood to pass, but holds clots in place until the body is able to naturally break them down. If you are experiencing any issues with your IVC filter, our New Jersey endovascular specialists can help.

While IVC filters can be incredibly helpful in specific situations, they can also potentially cause blood clots to form in the lower parts of the body. Additionally, certain types of the filters have been evidenced to degrade over time leading to an increase in overall symptoms and possibly contributing to further medical complications. When this breakdown starts to occur, it is recommended that the filter promptly is removed. Also, if the original risk of clotting that caused the filter to be inserted is no longer present, it is advised the filter is retrieved.

We don’t want the solution provided by your filter to become the problem. Schedule a consultation at the Vascular Institute at AMI today to discuss your IVC filter retrieval.

The Retrieval Process

To remove an IVC filter, a tiny catheter is inserted into a vein in the neck and hooked into a small notch on the metal device. It is then gently pulled from its location. The patient is put under a light sedation but is able to return home the same day and resume normal activities as soon as the day after the procedure.

Speak to One of Our Experts Today!

There are two types of IVC filters, one that is permanent and one that can be removed. Which type was originally inserted depends on the patient’s ability to take blood thinners, among other factors. Speak to a highly qualified member of the team at our Brick, Galloway, or Cape May Court House branch of the Vascular Institute to better understand the options available to meet your body’s needs.

Our team uses our combined 70+ years of experience and skill to help you feel at ease about your IVC filter retrieval. Call our New Jersey endovascular specialists today at (877) 595-9512.

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