Effect of Normatec Pump for Relief of Leg Edema

2014-08-27 03:14:07 | BioPortfolio


The investigators hypothesize that leg edema will decrease rapidly when using the NormaTec pump, patients will lose weight, will feel better, will be less prone to infections in their legs and to congestion of the liver. Temporary elevation of intravascular fluid volume by the mobilized edema fluid returned to the intravascular space by pumping may increase cardiac output and renal perfusion and in addition it may distend the right atrium and ventricle thus inducing BNP secretion. Both mechanisms may promote excess fluid removal by the kidneys.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care




NormaTec Pump


Hille Yaffe Medical Ceter




Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

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