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Bariatric VTE prevention

VTE prevention that’s comfortable, convenient, and clinically effective

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Risks of VTE and obesity

Obesity and related medical issues are an increasing problem in many countries around the world.¹

Obesity is associated with a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) – a leading cause of hospital morbidity and mortality for plus size patients.² Plus size patients are also at greater risk of sudden postoperative fatal pulmonary embolism (PE).³ Our Active Compression Systems (ACS) help you minimize the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in plus size patients. With garments specifically designed for plus size patients/residents, our ACS therapy is non-invasive and designed to optimize comfort for plus size patients/residents.

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References:

  1. World Health Organization (2000) Obesity: Preventing and managing the global epidemic [Online]
  2. OECD data, 2012
  3. Paul D. Stein, Afzal Beemath, MD, Ronald E. Olson, PhD (2005) Obesity as a risk factor in venous thromboembolism, American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 118, Issue 9