Image of the Week: IVC filters
IVC filters isolate a pre-existing deep vein thrombosis preventing the development of a pulmonary embolism. Common indications include cases where anticoagulation is contraindicated or a thrombus has formed despite anticoagulation. IVC filters are inserted via a jugular or femoral approach, often under ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance, and may be temporary or permanent.
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