Something is in the wrong place.
Inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) embolization is not uncommon and can
reach 11,8%. However, device migration to the heart is not frequent and
occurs in cases after IVCF fracture. We show the case of a young woman
who was submitted to an unremarkable IVCF placement three days before
and presented with hemodynamic instability. Since the device was not
retrievable, the surgical team opted for an open cardiac surgery under
cardiopulmonary bypass to remove IVCF.