IVC Filter Placement, Retrieval, and Conversion
IVC Filters (Inferior Vena Cava) is a life-saving procedure that is used like a catcher’s mitt to capture blood clots but allow normal blood to pass through and avoid pulmonary embolism.
Through utilizing fluoroscopy “real-time” image guidance and a catheter, an IVC filter is placed through the internal jugular vein (the large vein in the neck). A catheter is guided to the inferior vena cava and a filter is pushed through the catheter to the appropriate location.
Doctor Referral Required