RIDGEFIELD, Conn., November 23, 2015 – Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have undergone hip replacement surgery. There are an estimated 300,000 total hip replacement surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. Without preventive anticoagulant treatment, the incidence of DVT ranges
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By Brian McGrory
A blood clot is a jelly-like mass of thickened blood. The
Your doctor has prescribed anti-coagulation medications to prevent blood clots and increase the blood flow in your legs. Along with taking your medications as prescribed, T.E.D. anti-embolism stockings will help prevent blood clots in the deep veins of your legs.
What are T.E.D. Anti-embolism stockings?
Commonly referred to as TED or TEDS Hose – T.E.D. means thrombo-embolic disease/devices. Anti-embolism stockings are long, tight fitting “socks” that keep mild graduated pressure on the legs. Proper size