The IVC Filter Clinic at Parkview Heart Institute is a collaborative outpatient service designed to guide both patients and providers safely through inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement.
What is an IVC filter?
An IVC filter is a small device placed in the largest vein in your body, the inferior vena cava. It catches any blood clot that may be formed in your legs and prevents it from traveling to the heart and lungs, where it can cause a critical health event.
Who gets an IVC filter?
IVC filters are generally used with patients who have a current, or history of, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or pulmonary embolism (PE).
You might need an IVC filter if you have a high risk of getting a DVT. Anything that slows the movement of blood through your veins increases your risk of DVT.
IVC Filter Clinic appointments and referrals
Find information for patients and medical professionals about how to be referred and what to expect as a new patient.