VTE Intervention

Improving recovery and return to active living

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) — includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) — affects 1 out every 1000 inpatients in the US and is the second leading cause of medical complications resulting in lengthening hospital stays.1,2 Annual VTE-related deaths for the USA estimates at 296,000 and 370,000 for Europe.3 

With an annual cost of USD 27.2 billion on treating initial hospital-acquired VTE events (52% as hospital-acquired preventable costs) and another USD 34.4 billion for hospital-acquired VTE reoccurrence treatments (56% as hospital-acquired preventable costs), VTE-related hospital expenses impose a heavy burden on healthcare systems.4 

Compression therapy pressure and frequency delivery automation, ambient-regulating compression garments for different body regions, and intuitive interfaces and commands for easy treatment management, tracking, and monitoring simplify healthcare providers' workflow, improving patient comfort, complication prevention, and outcomes.

1 out of every 1000 inpatients develop DVT every year (US)

American College of Chest Physicians® recommends mechanical VTE intervention for hospitalized acutely and critically ill inpatients at a high risk of major bleeding. Effective VTE interventions significantly reduce costs, risk of reoccurrences, morbidity, and mortality.7 

DVT complications increase length of stay by 9 days.

20% to 50% of patients with proximal DVT develop post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), and 5% to 10% progress into severe cases such as venous ulcers,8 which increases the length of stay by 9 days and inpatient cost to over USD 103,860, on top of existing hospital expenses.9 

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