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May 5, 2015

What is A Vena Cava Filter?

A Vena Cava Filter – also called an Inferior Vena Cava Filter – is a small cone-shaped wire-type medical device that is implanted in the inferior vena cava, slightly below the kidneys. IVC Filters are developed in order to capture blood clots that have moved from the lower extremities, such as the deep veins in…

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May 5, 2015

The Bard IVC Filter: Its Purpose and Its Problems

C.R. Bard’s IVC Filter is a small medical device that is implanted in the Inferior Vena Cava (“IVC”), which is the vein that carries blood to the heart. That’s where you can find the purpose for the IVC Filter: to catch blood clots before they can travel to the lungs. You see, when blood clots…

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