Inferior Vena Cava Filters are a type of blood clot device used to block blood clots from entering or forming in a patient’s lungs or heart. Clotting that affects these essential organs can cause serious and even fatal complications. Another popular method of preventing blood clotting complications is anticoagulant medication, or a drug that that thins the blood. For some patients, anticoagulants are too dangerous, and they must choose an alternative like an Inferior Vena Cava Filter. Others simply prefer the Inferior Vena Cava Filter implantation option to taking a medication. Dangerous blood clotting and its subsequent complications are a widespread problem, so many thousands of patients are implanted with blood clot filter implants each year, and even more are prescribed anticoagulants.