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IVC Filter Complications
EDWARD J AROUS, MD MPH
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL
DISCLOSURE
? I have no conflict of interest in relation to this
presentation.
OBJECTIVES
Understand the limitations of current literature on the role of IVC filters.
Understand complications associated with vena cava filters.
Appreciate methods employed to remove embedded filters and efforts
to improve timely filter retrieval.

Should IVC filters be removed from your body?Retrievable IVC filters, as mentioned above, should be removed from the patient as soon as it is safe to do so. IVC filters left in over a long period of time could expose the patient to unnecessary risks which can cause serious medical problems.