Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Annually, an estimated 9.9 million hospitalized patients will suffer a VTE worldwide 1

IDENTIFYING AT-RISK PATIENTS

An understanding of the risk factors for VTE is important to prevent the occurrence of the disease both inside and outside of the hospital.

ASSIGNING PROPHYLAXIS VIA RISK STRATIFICATION

The objective of VTE prophylaxis is maintaining a low VTE rate while limiting prophylaxis-related patient complications.

Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) AND PATIENT OUTCOME

Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) offers clinicians an alternative form of VTE prophylaxis. Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that IPC can help prevent VTE. 2-4

CLINICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF VTE

VTE is associated with reduced survival, increased healthcare costs, and recurs at a high rate.5

VTE PROPHYLAXIS RELATED PATIENT COMPLICATIONS

All forms of VTE prophylaxis are associated with the risk of patient complications.

Product Solutions

Reduce the Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Medtronic offers an all-in-one compression system and anti-embolism stockings clinically proven to reduce the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). We also offer a controller for home use, allowing patients to receive VTE prevention in the comfort of their own home during the critical DVT risk period.

References

1. Jha, A. K., Larizgoitia, I., Audera-Lopez, C., Prasopa-Plaizier, N., Waters, H., & Bates, D. W. (2013). The global burden of unsafe medical care: analytic modelling of observational studies. BMJ Qual Saf, 22(10), 809-815. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001748

2.Colwell, C. W., Jr., Froimson, M. I., Mont, M. A., Ritter, M. A., Trousdale, R. T., Buehler, K. C., . . . Padgett, D. E. (2010). Thrombosis prevention after total hip arthroplasty: a prospective, randomized trial comparing a mobile compression device with low-molecular-weight heparin. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(3), 527-535. doi: 10.2106/jbjs.i.00047

3. Dennis, M., Sandercock, P., Reid, J., Graham, C., Forbes, J., & Murray, G. (2013). Effectiveness of intermittent pneumatic compression in reduction of risk of deep vein thrombosis in patients who have had a stroke (CLOTS 3): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 382(9891), 516-524. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(13)61050-8

4. Kakkos, S. K., Caprini, J. A., Geroulakos, G., Nicolaides, A. N., Stansby, G. P., & Reddy, D. J. (2008). Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism in high-risk patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev(4), CD005258. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005258.pub2

5. Heit, J. A., Spencer, F. A., & White, R. H. (2016). The epidemiology of venous thromboembolism. J Thromb Thrombolysis, 41(1), 3-14. doi: 10.1007/s11239-015-1311-6