A Pericardial Pin: Embolization of an Inferior Vena Cava Filter Strut Presenting as Acute Pericarditis

Kevin G. Buda, Jonathan Urbach, Marcel Rivard, Ryan C. Knoper, Michelle D. Carlson, Louis Kohl

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Abstract

A 39-year-old man presented with chest pain initially attributed to viral pericarditis. He was found to have an embolized inferior vena cava filter strut that perforated the right ventricle. Inferior vena cava filter fracture and embolization should be considered in patients with chest pain and pericardial effusion. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-308
Number of pages5
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

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Keywords

  • IVC filter
  • cardiac tamponade
  • pericardial effusion
  • procedural complications
  • right ventricular perforation

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Case Reports

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