Deep Vein Thrombosis (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Preventive measures might be used before and after any procedure or event that increases your risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These measures include:
Sitting still for a long flight or road trip raises your risk of getting blood clots. It's important to take steps to prevent blood clots when you travel.
In the hospital
Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices are also used to prevent DVT. These devices inflate and deflate knee-high boots, which reduces pooling of blood in the legs. IPC pumps are often used when people stay in a hospital.
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