What are IPC Devices for DVT Prevention?

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices, otherwise known as IPC devices, are the latest generation of products designed to assist in preventing deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Blood clots may form in any individual from a variety of causes, such as: traumatic injury surgical procedures dehydration immobility especially following surgery or a chronic illness which places individuals …

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Blood Clots and Children

Can children get blood clots? Yes. Blood clots occur whenever a restriction of blood flow occurs in a blood vessel of the body. It doesn’t matter how large or small the blood vessel: clotting is a natural process of plugging and healing an injury to any part of the vessel. That doesn’t mean that all blood …

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A hematoma is defined as a collection of blood outside of a blood vessel following an injury to the vessel. Any injury to a blood vessel can cause bleeding. In such cases, blood often seeps into surrounding tissues. Several types of hematomas are indicative of medical emergencies and scenarios – such as a subdural hematoma …

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Symptoms of DVT in Thigh

DVT is an acronym for deep vein thrombosis – also called a thrombus or a blood clot that forms inside a deep vein. Blood clots have the potential to partially or completely block blood flow. They can also break off from the wall of the vessel and travel through blood vessels back to the lung, where …

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