What is DVT?
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition when a blood clot forms in a deep vein inside your body. A blood clot is a clump of blood that’s turned into a solid. Deep vein blood clots typically form in your thigh or lower leg, but they can also develop in other areas of your body. Other names associated with this condition may include thromboembolism, post-thrombotic, and postphlebitic syndrome.
What are the Causes of DVT?
DVT is a blood clot that can form in the veins near your heart. It can lead to a pulmonary embolism, a blockage in one of the lung’s major arteries. DVT can develop from many sources, including age, obesity, high altitude exposure, and buxic travel.
The most common cause of DVT is risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT): smoking, being overweight or obese, having a sedentary lifestyle, and traveling to high-risk areas. Other causes include pregnancy, cancer treatments such as surgery and radiation therapy, liver disease, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Why Choose GZ Longest to Prevent or Treat DVT
GZ Longest has a product—Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) is a well-established, proven intervention. It uses a pump to intermittently inflate and deflate sleeves, providing external gradient compression for legs, arms, and feet to boost circulation. IPC is recommended for patients undergoing surgery associated with a high risk of bleeding in whom anticoagulant use may be contraindicated.