Sudden death is the first symptom in about 25% of people who have a PE. Among people who have had a DVT, one-half will have long-term complications (post-thrombotic syndrome) such as swelling, pain, discoloration, and scaling in the affected limb. One-third (about 33%) of people with DVT/PE will have a recurrence within 10 years. Approximately 5 to 8% of the U.S. population has one of several genetic risk factors, also known as inherited thrombophilias in which a genetic defect can be identified that increases the risk for thrombosis.
Many factors determine your risk for DVT but studies show you're at highest risk five to ten days after surgery. With today's shorter hospital stay, that's most likely when you're recovering at home, away from the watchful eye of your health care providers. Therefore, it's vital that life-saving DVT prevention doesn't end at the time of discharge after surgery but continues at home throughout your most vulnerable days. Your physician can prescribe DVT prevention that you can use at home, such as our tubeless DVT prevention device called Circul8.
They not only harm patients, but hospitals as well, resulting in costly fines or loss of reimbursement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have deemed DVT a never event. Still, DVT is the leading cause of preventable hospital deaths. Research shows 1 in 100 patients admitted to a hospital dies because of pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a result of DVT. Hospitals and surgical centers can affordably prevent life-threatening DVT never events with Circul8 take home DVT.
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