January 16, 2017

Research Shows Almost Half of IVC Filters Prone to Fracture Within Five Years

Published medical studies have already found a number of serious complications associated with inferior vena cava (IVC) filters including fracture, device migration, perforation of the vena cava wall, organ penetration and the increased risk for blood clots. Now, a recent study conducted by researchers at the Imaging Institute of Interventional Radiology Clinic in Cleveland has…

October 26, 2016

Study Finds No Benefits To IVC Filters Used By Trauma Patients

Trauma patients who got inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent pulmonary embolism had no survival advantage, according to a recent study by the Boston University School of Medicine. According to an article in MedPageToday.com, among trauma patients who survived at least 24 hours after the time of injury, IVC filter use was not associated…