Vascular PRN

National Cancer Institute Recommends Compression Device Therapy for Lymphedema Treatment

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has recommended the use of a compression device, also known as a lymphedema pump, for the treatment and management of lymphedema.

As Medicare Reimbursements Shrink, Skilled Nursing Facilities Turn to Pneumatic Compression Therapy to Prevent DVT

Because of diminishing reimbursements from Medicare, skilled nursing facilities are increasingly adopting pneumatic compression therapy and other low-cost approaches to preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Woman Dies of Embolism After 12-Hour Flight

Due to a condition commonly caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a New Zealand woman died following a long-haul flight.

Both the At-Risk and the Healthy May Travel Safe from Blood Clots

For those at risk for blood clotting, long-distance travel, particularly by plane, may seem an untenable luxury.

Vascular PRN President Says TV Host's DVT Experience a Valuable Lesson

Recently, a U.S. television personality had a frightening lesson in the dangers of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Vascular PRN President Recognizes Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 300,000 and 600,000 people in the United States are affected by DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE) each year.

Portable Compression Therapy from Vascular PRN Is an Easy Choice for at-Risk Travelers

Studies in recent years have clarified the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with air and automobile travel. While its nickname with the general public, “Economy-Class Syndrome”, may sound fairly benign, VTE can result in serious injury or death.

Breakthrough Technology: Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Now Portable

A remarkable new portable vascular compression system weighs only one pound and offers a 17-hour battery life.

Lymphedema Patient Helps Spread Awareness After Finding Relief in Compression Therapy

Christine Wunderlin recently told her story to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She said that when she underwent a mastectomy during her fight with breast cancer, she also lost the lymph nodes under one arm. As a result, Wunderlin soon suffered from lymphedema, which caused her left arm to swell to twice its normal size. Greg Grambor, president of Vascular PRN, a distributor of pneumatic compression equipment, says Wunderlin's case is not uncommon.

Rheumatoid Arthritis a Risk Factor for Blood Clots, Study Says, but Compression Therapy Is an Effective Mitigator

A recent study supports theories that rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of blood clots in the veins, a potentially hazardous, but manageable, condition.