Migration of an inferior vena cava filter to the heart is a rare occurrence. Migration is usually to the right cardiac chambers, and is mostly detected incidentally. We report a 65-year-old woman with transvenous migration of an inferior vena caval filter to the right atrium in whom retrieval of the filter was not feasible due to prohibitive surgical risk. On subsequent follow-up at 10 months, the filter remains in the right atrium without complications.
- Filter migration
- Greenfield filter
- Right atrium
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine