DVT Pumps are pneumatic compression pumps designed to prevent people from getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be life-threatening. DVT Compression Pumps deliver pressure to increase blood flow in the venous system of the limbs so that blood does not clot.
What is DVT
It is the formation of a blood clot (Thrombus) within a deep vein, most commonly the legs. This happens due to reduced blood flow mainly due to long term immobilization.
Pulmonary Embolism (PE): Most dangerous and potentially fatal consequence of DVT. Occurs ehwn a blood clot detaches and travels to the heart, blocking the arteries.
Patients are usually asymptomatic until the occurrence of a fatal PE DVT and PE together are termed as Venous Thrombosis (VTE) Adverse effects of DVT are