It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from venous disease, and an even greater number of patients suffer silently going undiagnosed. Venous disease is a spectrum of findings that usually involves a condition where the vein walls and valves become weakened. The valves stretch and become damaged interrupting normal physiological blood flow. There is … Continue reading What is Venous Disease?
The inferior vena cava (IVC) is a large vein in the middle of the abdomen. The IVC returns blood from your lower body to your heart. IVC filters are “baskets” that are made of many wires (see picture). The filter can be inserted into the IVC through a small hole in a vein in the … Continue reading IVC Filter Placement and Retrievals