Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014
Physicians who advise patients about their leg health now have a new tool at their fingertips. SIGVARIS’ new app goes beneath the skin's surface to help explain the circulatory system and leg health conditions to patients in an illustrative way that is easy to understand.
Traveling deep into the circulatory system, the new, free app from SIGVARIS highlights how the circulatory system works. It features interactive animations that display various medical conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (blood clots), spider veins, varicose veins, edema (swelling) and leg ulcers, making it easier for physicians to talk with their patients.
The app also highlights how graduated compression stockings can aid in helping to improve overall circulation by providing a close-up look at how these garments work from the inside out.
The SIGVARIS app is already at work at vascular clinics and in medical offices around the world.
“The SIGVARIS iPad app will be a great tool in helping me explain venous diseases to my patients,” says Dr. Ariel Soffer. “When you can show patients how a blood clot forms or the exact veins that have been affected by venous insufficiency, it gives them a much clearer understanding about what is happening within their body. The app also shows patients what happens inside their legs as they wear graduated compression stockings.”
“This has increased compliance in patients who need to be wearing graduated compression every day,” Soffer adds. Dr. Soffer also plans to detail this aid to physicians who attend the Vein Expert Training Academy in South Florida.
The new app is offered in four languages: English, Portuguese, German and French and is available for free in the Apple iPad app store, https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/sigvaris-phlebo-app/id781407362?mt=8. For more information about leg health or graduated compression, please visit http://www.sigvarisusa.com.
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 60 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous disorders. SIGVARIS product lines include: SIGVARIS MEDICAL, SIGVARIS WELL BEING and SIGVARIS SPORTS. Our U.S. manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, Ga. This year, SIGVARIS is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. For more information, please visit http://www.sigvarisusa.com. SIGVARIS is a registered trademark of SIGVARIS AG, CH-9014 St. Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.