The PlasmaFlow is intended to be an easy to use sequential compression system, prescribed by a physician, for use in the home or clinical setting to help prevent the onset of DVT in patients by stimulating blood flow in the extremities (stimulating muscle contractions). This device can be used to:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) refers to the development of blood clots, or thrombi, within a deep vein. Typically it occurs in the thigh or calf and can develop after any major surgery. Symptoms may include pain, swelling and skin discoloration, or no signs at all. DVT risk is greatest between two and five days after surgery, with a second peak risk period occurring about 10 days after surgery—after the patient has been discharged.1 A consecutive pulmonary embolism, or PE, can occur when a clot breaks free and travels through the veins and lodges in the lungs. PE has been reported to occur in over one third of DVT patients and frequently causes sudden death.2
The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that DVT is an underlying cause of death for up to 100,000 people annually in the U.S. Estimates place the number of persons affected as high as 900,000. Between 10 and 30 percent will die within one month of diagnosis, and one third will have a recurrence within 10 years. Survivors may have lasting ramifications and chronic respiratory and cardiovascular issues.3 Without either mechanical or pharmacological prevention, DVT with no obvious symptoms will develop in 40 to 60 percent of patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty.2 These numbers suggest a very real need for prevention.
Breg cold therapy products are classified by the FDA as Class II medical devices that can cause harm if improperly used. They must be prescribed by and used in a manner as directed by a physician or other licensed healthcare practitioner.
Cold therapy units should not be used by persons with diabetes, Reynaud's disease or other vasospastic diseases or by persons suffering from cold hypersensitivity or compromised local circulation
By placing your order, you are agreeing to the following: My physician has prescribed the use of this product for my medical condition. I will read and carefully follow the manufacturer's directions provided with the unit and the directions as provided by my licensed healthcare practitioner in connection with the use of this device. I will contact my physician immediately in the case of neagtive reactions caused by the use of this device. Living Well Stores does not provide instructions as to this device's application or use. Consult your doctor if you have Diabetes or have been diagnosed with poor circulation or neuropathic disorders.
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