Filter break(s); Device, or device fragments remain in patient
Event Date 04/04/2009
Pt had bard ivc temporary filter placed in 2004.
In (b) (6) 2009, pt came in with chest pain and sob.
During cardiac cath noted fragments of the ivc filter in right ventricle.
Ct angio revealed fragment of ivc filter in liver.
Decision made not to remove fragments.
Risk was too great.
Pt did have pulmonary embolism.