I am scheduled for an emergency inferior vena cava filter next week following recurrence of pulmonary emboli whilst on coumadin. I understand that I will be having a permanent filter. I am 39 years old. I have two questions that haven't been answered in the patient information I was given and would appreciate some help/input.
1. When I have the IVC filter will I still be on life-long coumadin as I am now?
2. Are there any restrictions to doing sports activities with an IVC filter especially in relation to the intensity. For instance is there any problem exercising maximally for 30-90 minutes?
Thanks for any and all help and advice.