IVC filters are small, cage-like devices that are inserted into the inferior vena cava (“IVC”) to capture blood clots and prevent them from reaching the lungs. IVC filters are frequently placed in patients at risk for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) when anticoagulant therapy cannot be used or is ineffective.

On August 9, 2010, the FDA reported on adverse events involving IVC filters, including device migration, embolizations (detachment of device components), perforations, fractures and death.

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