IVC Filter Replacement and Removal
The problem: Blood clots that move from the lower body to the upper body — including moving to the heart, lungs and brain — can do significant damage, causing stroke and life-threatening embolism.
The solution: Ghost Productions created a fantastic, medically accurate 3D animation that demonstrates how using a Denali® filter captures these blood clots and keeps them from moving to parts of the body where they can cause serious harm. The Denali® filter is a vena cava filter that captures these rogue blood clots as they transverse in the circulatory system. The 3D animation produced by Ghost Productions shows how the Denali® filter placement is achieved with a minimally invasive procedure.
Additionally, the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement allows for IVC filter removal and vena cava filter replacement, as required. In other words, if the Denali® filter captures a blood clot, it can be removed and replaced, thereby preventing any harm from the blood clot moving upward in the circulatory system. This result is almost miraculous, helping to save lives.
For patients who have blood clots produced in the legs and pelvis area, the Denali® filter can be placed in the IVC, which is a large vein in the abdomen that connects the blood from the lower body as it returns to the heart. This filter placement is a preventative measure that helps to stop any problems that might arise from a blood clot flowing upward to cause a pulmonary embolism or blockage of a major blood vessel.
Medical students, professionals and patients can understand how the inferior vena cava filter placement and removal works, as well as comprehend what the process entails by watching the 3D animation created by Ghost Productions. We are proud to be able to show — with unparalleled precision — the implementation of this life-saving device, the ease of its insertion, and its removal and replacement.
The procedure: IVC filters capture these blood clots that come from a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — helping to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism by preventing them from reaching the lungs, heart or brain. This therapy has been shown to be extremely successful as a preventative measure to stop any potential damage from renegade blood clots that are floating through the circulatory system.
Ghost Productions has medically accurate 3D animation of the installation procedure for this medical device and the removal and replacement of the IVC filter, as necessary.
This is just one example of how 3D animations from Ghost Productions are incredibly useful to medical practitioners, medical students and patients to help them understand the effectiveness of such medical devices, as well as how they are installed and replaced.