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Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis
Prophylactic therapy for prevention of DVT is routinely utilized in the in-patient setting with major abdominal, pelvic, extremity or neurologic surgery, or following major trauma. DVT and PE are major complications associated with these surgeries resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Patients who remain at high risk or who require extended periods of bed rest may require prophylaxis beyond an inpatient stay.

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Approximately 70% of patients with fatal pulmonary embolism are diagnosed at autopsy because the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism is not suspected clinically. The majority of patients with pulmonary embolism die within 30 minutes after the onset of symptoms, preventing timely administration of thrombolytic therapy or surgical intervention. Improved methods of DVT prevention are therefore needed to lower the mortality associated with pulmonary embolism

Pneumatic compression devices may be considered medically necessary for:

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for patients at high risk* for VTE (deep venous thrombosis [DVT] and pulmonary embolism [PE]), AND who cannot fully ambulate due to major trauma, major surgery or other circumstances preventing ambulation. OR

NOTE:High risk factors for VTE include:

Surgical:
Major pelvic surgery
Major orthopedic surgery (e.g., total hip replacement, total knee replacement)
Spinal cord paralysis injury
Multiple limb fractures;
Lower extremity or pelvic fracture;
Use of clotting medications or transfusions.