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Retrievable IVC filter use down, but still high considering risks

August 16, 2017 - The use of retrievable inferior vena cava, or IVC, filters has fallen since the FDA issued a safety warning in 2010 about fracture and other adverse effects linked to the devices, but the... Read More


First retrievable IVC filters trial set for October

June 15, 2017 - Unlike permanent IVC filters, those of the retrievable variety have a high rate of failure. They are more fragile in design, often leading them to fracture, migrate or tilt within the body... Read More


Retrievable IVC filters may migrate, fracture; number of lawsuits climbs

March 29, 2017 - Potential complications from retrievable IVC filters include device fracture, migration, and perforation of the inferior vena cava, which can lead to embolism, organ damage, and death. Read More


Serious injuries, deaths linked to retrievable IVC filters

November 3, 2015 - More than 500 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of small wire devices called retrievable IVC filters. The devices have been implanted in... Read More


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