How does the ActiveCare+S.F.T.
system achieve a high peak venous velocity?
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. system is a lightweight, mobile and
battery-powered device that monitors the natural Venous Phasic Blood
Flow and triggers a compression in sync with this flow. This unique
patented Synchronized Flow Technology (S.F.T.) provides significant
amplification to the venous flow pulsatility with only minor changes
in the device’s impact on the legs, so providing gentle pressure,
which delivers an optimal hemodynamic profile tailored to the
patient’s specific physiology. The production of high blood flow speed
and pulsatility generated by the device, its compact size, and the
fact that it can be worn 24-hours a day, give it a definite advantage
over standard competing products.
How do you explain the high
compliance rate of the ActiveCare+S.F.T. system in comparison to
other standard IPC devices?
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. system’s portability, ease of use, and quiet
operation make it possible to be used on a 24-hour basis. In our
studies, patients using the ActiveCare+S.F.T. system achieved on
average greater than 80% compliance, including out-patient settings.4
Can side effects such as
pressure ulcers, compartment syndrome and nerve palsy occur with the
ActiveCare+SFT system as with regular IPC treatment?
Although rare, such complications can also occur with the
ActiveCare+S.F.T. system. Please give careful consideration to
contraindications and check the skin under the sleeve at least once
daily for signs of skin changes. In low risk patients the pneumatic
sleeve should be removed once every 24 hours and the patient’s legs
inspected. In high-risk patients (elderly, unconscious, paralyzed, or
with severe known peripheral neuropathy or with continuous epidural
analgesia) the legs should be inspected every eight hours. It is
important to fit the correct sleeve size to the patient’s leg.
How much pressure is applied to
the ActiveCare sleeves?
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. device provides 50mmHg of pressure to the
patient’s limb with the calf and thigh sleeves, and 130 mmHg with the
Is the carrying strap difficult
The carrying strap was designed to be easily detached for cleaning
or sterilization and can be replaced. The strap is made of a nylon
material which doesn’t absorb fluids. For daily maintenance it can be
easily cleaned with 70% alcohol, per the instructions for use.
Are extra long tube extensions available?
There are 2 lengths of tubing available. Long tubing is 6.6 ft (2
meters) and Short tubing is 3.9 ft (1.2 meters). The shorter tubing is
generally used to allow for patient mobility and comfort.
The ActiveCare+S.F.T. system uses three types of sleeves, available
in different sizes. The Calf Sleeve is available in Small, Medium,
Large and Extra Large. The Thigh Sleeve is available in Small, Medium
and Large. The Foot Sleeve is one single size.