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A blood clot, a clump of blood in a gelatinous and solid state, often forms in veins located deep inside the body. This condition is called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). These clots usually develop in your lower leg or thigh. When these clots travel to other organs, like the heart or lungs, serious complications can arise. It is important to seek immediate treatment for DVT after experiencing any symptoms.

Not all people with DVT experience noticeable symptoms like the swelling in the ankles, feet, or legs even after identifying cramping pain that begins in the calf.

Be aware DVT symptoms can also arise with (1) pain in the ankle and foot; (2) warmth in affected areas; and (3) skin turning red or pale in the affected area. Most people do not know they have DVT until they are treated for a pulmonary embolism, where a blood clot blocks an artery in the lung. Some of the most common signs of a pulmonary embolism include the following:

  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Chest pain when you cough or take a deep breath
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Coughing up blood

Your doctor will often prescribe medicines to treat DVT often complimented with intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) pumps and sleeves. The devices use cuffs around the affected leg area that fill with air essentially “squeezing” your legs. Prompt treatment helps keep the clot from getting bigger and breaking off. Moreover, treatment for DVT lowers your risk of getting another blood clot.

At Total Compression Pumps, we pride ourselves on service. The quality of sequential intermittent pneumatic compression pumps and sleeves provided are second to none. From your first contact with Total Compression Pumps, throughout the entire process of securing, working with your insurance carrier and expediting the delivery of your device, you’ll be in good hands.

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