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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

Deep Vein Thrombosis, (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, often in your legs. DVT can cause an embolism and may be fatal if not treated. Once a person experiences a DVT, they are more susceptible to future DVTs. Our devices are prophylactic  (preventative) and treatment with our device can ensure better circulation to help prevent a recurrence.

Risk Factors: Post-surgery, trauma from an accident, pregnancy, varicose veins, and cancer are causes of DVT as well as certain inherited blood disorders. A sedentary lifestyle and long periods of time sitting/traveling, in a plane or automobile, are also risk factors. Please refer to our Compression Pumps page for more information about our DVT pumps. We carry regular DVT prevention pumps as well as a Combo, which prophylactically treats with both compression and cold compression.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a vascular and circulatory problem where an accumulation of plaque in the legs causes narrowing of the arteries (arteriosclerosis). This reduces blood flow to the limbs causing claudication (cramping pain), coldness in lower legs (bluish coloration), weakness, sores on the toes,(blackish color) feet or legs

Risk factors: Diabetes, Heredity,  High Blood Pressure, Obesity. Left untreated, PAD can cause heart disease, stroke, gangrene, and amputation of the foot or leg. It is an especially serious condition for diabetics. TCP carries Arterial pump devices specifically made to treat PAD- a very serious disease.

Visit our Compression Pumps page for more information.