Kerala institute develops gadget 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,” stated Dr Asha Kishore, Director, SCTIMST.

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

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

The DVT is brought on by extended immobility and bed-ridden state, post-operative immobilisation, paralysis of legs, stroke, being pregnant, dehydration, use of sure medicine, journey by lengthy flights with out shifting, and so on.

The signs of DVT are ache, swelling, redness, heat and engorged floor veins, acknowledged 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 probably life-threatening complication.

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

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

The gadget is supplied with a closed loop monitoring of compression strain and digital controls.

Dedicated software program can be offered within the gadget to make sure that secure compression ranges are at all times maintained.

It can be geared up with energy provide backup, the discharge acknowledged.

While the price of the imported gadget varies from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, it’s estimated that the indigenous gear may be manufactured and bought for lower than Rs 1 lakh, stated Dr Asha. PTI



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