SIGVARIS Provides “Red Socks” to Honor Efforts by Boston Red Sox Manager, Terry Francona, to Raise Awareness for DVT Prevention

November 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression therapy, has teamed up with the North American Thrombosis Forum and Boston Red Sox Manager and blood clot survivor, Terry Francona, to raise awareness about the dangers of blood clots.

 

 Did you know that every year more people die from blood clots than from breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents combined? That’s why SIGVARIS, the global leader in medical compression stockings and socks, is working to educate people about DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) prevention.

 

 In an effort to help raise awareness, SIGVARIS will provide “red socks” to those attending the North American Thrombosis Forum’s Celebration of Gratitude honoring Terry Francona, Boston Red Sox Manager and blood clot survivor in early November.

 

 “SIGVARIS became the global leader in medical compression therapy by caring about the health of the people that wear our products. We wanted to help raise awareness about the dangers of DVT because many people develop blood clots in their leg. As a company, we strive to help people have healthy legs, and our DVT prevention campaign allows us to fulfill our mission to educate everyone about how to keep their legs healthy,” says Judith Brannan, SIGVARIS Medical Affairs & Education Manager.

 

 The event this November, in conjunction with the North American Thrombosis Form, is yet another effort in SIGVARIS’ mission to provide awareness in the community about DVT prevention.

 

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following tips for DVT prevention:

  • Move around as soon as possible after surgery, illness or injury
  • Those at risk for DVT should talk to their doctor about graduated compression stockings and medication (anticoagulants) to prevent or treat DVT
  • When traveling or sitting for more than four hours get up and walk around every few hours and exercise legs while sitting.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol or caffeine
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy weight and don’t smoke

 

About SIGVARIS

SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous disorders. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit http://www.sigvarisusa.com. SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.

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