Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein and can lead to serious, sometimes life-threatening, complications. DVT is a preventable global health condition that is a leading cause of death worldwide. In Europe and the U.S., DVT is claiming more lives than AIDS, breast and prostate cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.1
Intermittent pneumatic compression is a non-invasive treatment to help prevent DVT. The therapy is proven to be just as effective if not more as preventative pharmaceutical measures. With 50 mm of pressure to the calf, when the calf is compressed all of the blood in the calf is forced into the thigh and out to the heart through the vena cava. This circulation of blood prevents the clots from forming in the thigh and vena cava which could travel to the heart and become deadly.
1. Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism. Eight ACCP conference on Antithrombotic Therapy. Chest 2008.L3316 suppll: 381s-453s. (Geerts WH, Heit JA, GP et al.)
Devon MD manufactures portable DVT prevention devices. We are pioneering preventive DVT care for post surgery patients, travelers, high risk pregnancy patients and general patients at risk to DVT. Our devices promote 100% portability to help with effective prevention therapy.
The foundation of Devon MD was built off of a long standing business specializing in the medical and healthcare space, the Devon International Group. The Devon International Group (DIG) is a multinational group of businesses spanning the healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and international industries. DIG embraces an entrepreneurial spirit that encourages employee creativity to fuel the advancement of each company’s products and services.