Wearable Device Helps Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
A new wearable compression device, the Venowave II, eliminates the need for prescription drugs for patients who are at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Strap it around the leg, and it keeps the blood moving with no wires, sleeves, tubes or limitations on patient activities. The Venowave II uses a peristaltic wave motion on the back of the calf to continuously move blood. This massaging action enhances circulation by moving blood from the lower extremities, where the vascular system is most commonly compromised. Instead of squeezing and releasing the calf, which results in shooting blood from the legs, the Venowave II peristaltic pumps for DVT help to increase the overall baseline flow through continuous movement.