Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that requires prompt treatment. If your vascular specialist at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates diagnoses you with DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) he may recommend treatment with an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter.
IVC filters are most commonly used to treat patients with DVT or PE who aren’t able to take anticoagulation medication. An IVC filter is a small cone-shaped device that is implanted in the interior vena cava vein, which carries blood from the legs back to the heart. Once in place, the IVC filter will capture any blood clots that have broken loose from the deep veins in the legs and are on their way to the heart and lungs. IVC filters therefore prevent clots from reaching the vital organs, where clots can cause serious damage and even death, while permitting normal blood flow.
The vascular specialists at our Boynton Beach vein clinic have years of experience placing IVC filters to help prevent serious health problems. If your doctor recommends an IVC filter, you can rest assured you will receive the best vein care before, during, and after your treatment.