What is an IVC Filter?

Blood clots in the legs and pelvis can potentially migrate to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolus. Patients with the presence of a blood clot in their legs, may not be suitable candidates for blood thinners due to high bleeding risk, and may require alternative treatments to reduce the risk of clot burden in the lungs or heart. A metal filtering device is placed inside the large vein  in  the abdomen (inferior vena cava) that returns blood to the heart.

The IVC filter can be removed at a later time, once the risk of blood clot has been reduced.

HeartPlace Physicians Who Perform This Procedure:


HeartPlace Methodist Richardson - Renner

3001 East President George Bush Hwy

Suite 175

Richardson, Texas 75082

Phone: 214-635-5701

Fax: 844-289-7691

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

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