Cardiac tamponade caused by fracture and migration of inferior vena cava filter.


A 53-year-old male presented to the emergency room with acute cardiopulmonary compromise. Echocardiography revealed cardiac tamponade. The patient was taken emergently for surgery and a 28 gauge wire of 1.5 cm was retrieved from his right ventricle. A section had fractured from the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and migrated to the right ventricle, causing… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318172dd80