Study: Compression sleeves reduce DVT in immobile patients

06/4/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Immobile stroke patients had lower rates of deep vein thrombosis when they used pneumatic compression sleeves on their legs, according to a University of Edinburgh study presented at a stroke conference and published in The Lancet. Researchers said the sleeves are more effective than compression stockings, could reduce mortality rates and should be standard care in immobilized patients.

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