VenaFlow Elite System

VenaFlow Elite System
VenaFlow Thigh Cuff
VenaFlow Calf Cuff
VenaFlow Foot Cuff
VenaFlow Elite System Power Cord
VenaFlow Elite System
VenaFlow Elite System Bed Hanger
VenaFlow Elite System Tube Attachment Tag
VenaFlow Elite System
VenaFlow Thigh Cuff
VenaFlow Calf Cuff
VenaFlow Foot Cuff
VenaFlow Elite System Power Cord
VenaFlow Elite System
VenaFlow Elite System Bed Hanger
VenaFlow Elite System Tube Attachment Tag

VenaFlow® Elite System

Designed as a prophylaxis for Deep Vein Thrombosis, the VenaFlow Elite System combines two proven technologies, rapid inflation and graduated sequential compression that work to mimic ambulation and accelerate venous velocity. For the superior emptying of veins, VenaFlow Elite also incorporates asymmetric compression. The breathable and comfortable calf, foot and thigh cuffs enhance the patient experience and are compatible with one universal pump. 1, 2, 3, 4

Indication: For the prevention of thrombus formation.

Clinical Research

Intermittent pneumatic compression is clinically proven to reduce the risks associated with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following surgery.

  • Lachiewicz PF et al, “Two Mechanical Devices for Prophylaxis of Thromboembolism After Total Knee Arthroplasty; A Prospective, Randomised Study.” VenaFlow, utilizing rapid impulse inflation and asymmetric compression, had approximately 50% reduction in the incidence of thromboembolism compared with the Covidien device utilizing circumferential compression.
  • Labropoulos et al, “Improved Venous Return By Elliptical, Sequential and Seamless Air-Cell Compression.” VenaFlow’s design incorporating elliptical, sequential, and rapid-filling compression of the leg with overlapping aircells produces significant hemodynamic changes. The peak velocity average of 328% over baseline maximizes potential for creating shear stress on the endothelial wall and subsequent release of fibrinolytics.
  • Whitelaw GP et al, “Evaluation of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices.” VenaFlow is the only device to replicate the physiologic contraction of the calf muscles, as shown with venous velocity measurements.
  • Eisele R. et al, “Rapid-Inflation Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis.” VenaFlow provides protection to patients at high-risk for DVT. This large, prospective randomized study demonstrates that adding VenaFlow to a chemoprophylaxis regimen significantly lowers DVT.
  • Westrich GH et al, “Thromboembolis Disease Prophylaxis in Patients With Hip Fracture. A Multimodal Approach.” VenaFlow demonstrates one of the lowest rates of DVT (3.5% overall) in this high-risk patient group. A multimodal approach using VenaFlow and chemoprophylaxis is ideal particularly for a high-risk patient population.
  • Liu K et al, “Influences of Inflation Rate and Duration on Vasodilatory Effect by Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in Distant Skeletal Muscle.” Intermittent pneumatic compression devices with an inflation rate of less than one second cause a much greater increase in vessel diameter compared with slower inflation rates. The best inflation parameters for performance are the same as those found in VenaFlow (inflation to 55mmhg in less than a second).
  • Dai G, “The Effects of External Compression on Venous Blood Flow and Tissue Deformation in the Lower Leg.” Asymmetric compression, as used in VenaFlow, produces greater vessel collapse and generates larger blood flow velocities and shear strusses than circumferentially symmetric compression.
  • Lachiewicz Study

Hospital and Surgery Center Utilization

  • 2,165 Hospitals and Surgery Centers using VenaFlow DVT compression devices
  • Approximately 2 million patients per year use VenaFlow products

ACCP guidelines and AAOS guidelines

  • The American Academy of Chest Physicians and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, both publish evidence-based clinical practice guidelines that are based on a systematic review of published studies. The attached are such guidelines as they relate to DVT prevention in the inpatient and outpatient setting as well as for home use. These guidelines provide evidence for using devices such as VenaFlow and VenaPro in those various DVT prevention protocols.
  • AAOS Guidelines 2011 and ACCP 9th Edition Executive Summary

Returns/customer care info

  • VenaFlow or VenaPro returns/troubleshooting: Call 800-336-6569, option 1, option 3. Be prepared to give affected device serial numbers and reason for return.
  • VenaFlow or VenaPro billing questions: Call 800-328-2536 ext 7308

Videos

H2HDVT Application Video

H2HDVT Home Program Video

VenaFlow Elite Inservice video

Dr. Westrich Grand Rounds Presentation

Doppler Comparison Video

Features & Benefits

  • Low profile, light-weight design for easy storage and transportation
  • Compliance alarm available for patient monitoring
  • Telescoping bed hanger extends up to 3.5 inches and accommodates most beds
  • Battery installed units are available upon request
  • Automatic cuff detection identifies and adjusts pressure based on cuff configuration attached
  • Preset pressures and alarms eliminate the need for adjustments
  • Universal pump for calf, thigh and foot cuffs provide ease of use and less inventory
  • Soft and breathable cuffs assist in increasing patient comfort and compliance

Specifications

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
30B VenaFlow Elite System
30B-B VenaFlow Elite System with Battery (additional charge)

Accessories - Venaflow Elite System Tubing

Part Number Description Length
3008 Regular 5 ½'
3008XL X-Long 8 ½'
3008XXL XX-Long 10 ½'
3008XXXL XXX-Long 12 ½'

Accessories - Venaflow Elite System Repair Kits

Part Number Description
3070 Power cord (U.S.)
3071 Bed hanger
3072 Tube attachment tag
3073 Fuse
3074 Battery pack

Accessories - Venaflow Elite System Calf Cuffs

Part Number Description Circ. Length Qty.
3040 Calf Cuff 19" 11.5" 2
3041 Sterile Calf Cuff 19" 11.5" 1
3042 Calf Cuff XL 22" 11.5" 2
3043 Bariatric Calf Cuff 30" 11.5" 2
3044 Sterile Calf Cuff XL 22" 11.5" 1
3050 Foam Calf Cuff 19" 11.5" 2

Accessories - Venaflow Elite System Thigh Cuff

Part Number Description Circ. Length Qty.
3045 Thigh Cuff 29" 21" 2

Accessories - Venaflow Elite System Foot Cuff

Part Number Description Circ. Length Qty.
3046 Foot Cuff 16" 9" 2

 

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References

  1. Eisele R, Kinzl L, Koelsch T: “Rapid-Infl ation Pneumatic Compression For Prevention of Deep Venous Thrombosis.” JBJS, 2008.
  2. Dai G, Gertler GP, Kamm RD: “The Eff ects of External Compression on Venous Blood Flow and
    Tissue Deformation in the Lower Leg.” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 1999.
  3. Gardner AMN, Fox RH: “The Return of Blood to the Heart, Venous Pumps in Health and Disease.” Second Edition, London, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 1993.
  4. Lachiewicz PF, Kelley SS, Haden LR: “Two Mechanical Devices for Prophylaxis of Thromboembolism After Total Knee Arthroplasty.” JBJS, 2004.