DVT PREVENTION

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE), collectively known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), results in an estimated 300,000 deaths each year.​​​1

DVT can develop in a patient’s legs, arms, chest, or other body areas but is most common in the deep veins of the lower extremities. The clot can block circulation or lodge in a critical blood vessel in the lungs, brain or heart, causing organ damage or even death within hours.

Patients who are recovering from surgery, have limited mobility, or are affected by certain medical conditions are at an increased risk of DVT. Click here to assess your own risk for DVT.

Our programs allow physicians to incorporate mechanical prophylaxis into treatment plans. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, “External pneumatic compression devises apply pulsing pressures similar to those that occur during normal walking.”







1. Heit J, Cohen A, Anderson FJ. Estimated annual number of incident and recurrent, non-fatal and fatal venous thromboembolism (VTE) events in the US. Blood 2005; 106:267A.
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