Your inferior vena cava (IVC) is the main vein that returns blood from your lower body to your heart. You may need an IVC filter if you’re at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (dangerous blood clots in your legs) or because you are immobile for an extended period. This filter catches blood clots before they can travel to your lungs and cause a dangerous pulmonary embolism (blockage in your lung).
The University of Miami Health System interventional radiology experts use removable IVC filters. If you’re no longer at risk for blood clots, we can remove your IVC filter using a minimally invasive procedure.
Why Choose UHealth?
Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.