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VenoTrain angioflow Effective vein therapy for the early stages of PAD

Issue 01/2018

With the VenoTrain angioflow, Bauerfeind is launching the very first compression stocking that can also be used to treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in patients with early-stage peripheral arterial disease (PAD) thanks to its unique combination of low resting pressure and high working pressure.

PAD is caused by disrupted blood circulation due to deposits in the arteries (calcification).
PAD is caused by disrupted blood circulation due to deposits in the arteries (calcification).

Up until now, many physicians have shied away from treating their CVI patients with early-stage PAD with compression stockings due to the fear that they will reduce arterial perfusion. But now, the VenoTrain angioflow has been specially developed for CVI treatment in stages C3 to C5 of early-stage PAD. Thanks to its low resting pressure (compression class 1), the stocking can be used on patients with an ankle-brachial index of between 0.5 and 0.9, as well as an arterial pressure of at least 60 mmHg at the ankle. The special feature of the short-stretch elastic, circular knit stocking is its combination of low resting pressure and high working pressure, which corresponds to compression class 3. This leads to deeply effective improvement of the venous pump function and thus also the venous return flow in the wearer.

Very comfortable to wear

Sophisticated details: the toe area with no uncomfortable seams, the wide heel area making it easy to put on and take off, and the optional inspection opening on the sole.
Sophisticated details: the toe area with no uncomfortable seams, the wide heel area making it easy to put on and take off, and the optional inspection opening on the sole.

The VenoTrain angioflow has a high microfiber content and is therefore particularly comfortable to wear. The comfort foot has a reinforced instep and a soft , padded sole without any noticeable seams for added comfort , a reduced pressure sensation, and a pleasant wearing experience when walking. Thanks to the generous 90 degree heel area, the low resting pressure, and the high level of stiffness, the compression stocking is easy to put on and take off. The stocking also has less knit fabric on the instep, preventing wrinkles and the formation of any possible pressure points or constriction, especially when sitting. And, last but not least , the optimized toe without any pressing seams in that area helps to ensure that the stocking can be used safely. The stocking can be ordered with an optional inspection opening in the sole area so that the circulation situation can be observed.

Precise measuring with Bodytronic 600

VenoTrain angioflow is a customized stocking that must fit like a second skin on account of its short-stretch properties. For this reason, more measuring points are needed for this stocking than when fitting a conventional compression stocking. The corresponding measurement sheet can be obtained for this purpose. Ideally, however, the measurement is performed digitally using Bodytronic 600 (see the article on page 30 for more information on this).

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