I have an IVC filter.  Can I still have an ablation with it?

Do you do an ablation with it in? Have had two PE’s and a surgery in my groin for a pseudoaneurysm.

Submitted by Karl from Buffalo, New York on 11/02/2014

by Mohammad Saeed, MD  

It is possible to do an ablation with an IVC filter in place. As long as your doctor is aware that you have an IVC filter and takes certain precautions, it is very safe to have an ablation done.