Kerala institute develops system for prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Thiruvananthapuram, September 11

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) right here has indigenously developed a tool for the prevention of ‘Deep Vein Thrombosis’.

“The institute has applied for a patent and has a scientific publication on this technology,” mentioned Dr Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of blood clots in deeply situated veins, often within the legs.

Normally blood within the veins of the legs is returned to the guts by the contraction of leg muscle tissue throughout strolling.

The DVT is attributable to extended immobility and bed-ridden state, post-operative immobilisation, paralysis of legs, stroke, being pregnant, dehydration, use of sure medication, journey by lengthy flights with out transferring, and many others.

The signs of DVT are ache, swelling, redness, heat and engorged floor veins, said a press launch from the institute, below the division of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The detachment of the clot from the veins and its transport to coronary heart and into the artery carrying impure blood from the guts to the lungs may cause ‘pulmonary artery embolism’, a doubtlessly life-threatening complication.

The system works by compressing the veins within the legs in sequence in order that the circulation of blood from the veins within the legs is facilitated.

The compression stress is about in such a approach that the veins are compressed however not the arteries.

The system is supplied with a closed loop monitoring of compression stress and digital controls.

Dedicated software program can also be offered within the system to make sure that protected compression ranges are all the time maintained.

It can also be outfitted with energy provide backup, the discharge said.

While the price of the imported system varies from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, it’s estimated that the indigenous tools will be manufactured and bought for lower than Rs 1 lakh, mentioned Dr Asha. PTI

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