Inferior Vena Cava Filter Migration to the Heart

Abbas Emaminia, Lynn M. Fedoruk, Klaus D. Hagspiel, Ugur Bozlar, Irving L. Kron

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Inferior vena cava filters are considered the therapeutic modality for treatment of deep venous thrombosis in patients who are not candidates for anticoagulation therapy. Filter migration to the heart is a rare but serious complication. In this report we present two cases of Inferior vena cava filters that migrated to the heart and how they were managed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1664-1665
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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