Right atrial foreign body: Transvenous migration of Greenfield filter

Geetali Mohan, Rahil Kasmani, Kelechi Okoli, Hussam Elkambergy

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Filter migration
  • Greenfield filter
  • Right atrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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