Are You One of The 100,000 Americans Who Will Die of DVT/PE This Year?

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Dr. Mansoor Mirza, President and CEO of Travel Medicine Inc., along with Dr. John Livermore and Dr. Awais Siddique, announce the creation and availability of the Medshoola Compression Pump.

DVT, PE kills more people than Breast Cancer, AIDS, MVA, and water drowning combined annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60,000-100,000 Americans die of DVT/PE each year while as many as 900,000 are affected by it. Dr. Mansoor Mirza hopes to lower that number.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein, most commonly occurring in the calf or thigh muscle. Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when part of the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs. PE results in a medical emergency and can cause serious illness or death. In fact, sudden death is the first symptom in about 25% of people who develop a PE.

It’s common to think that DVT/PE only happens to people over the age of 50 who have one or more health issues. However, the reality is that certain factors—dehydration from an event followed by travel—make even young or elite athletes at risk. Anyone who sits for more than two hours at a time has a greater danger of developing clots while increasing age, obesity, cancer, surgery, and long trips further add to the risk.

Dr. Mirza created a website, to help educate people about risk factors, prevention, and recovery from DVT/PE. However, even when people are aware of an increased risk, many prevention and treatment options are complicated, restrictive, and too expensive to be practical. Now there's a convenient way to help prevent this deadly condition.

After seeing far too many people die from DVT/PE, treating what could have been preventable damage, and experiencing his father develop PE, Dr. Mirza realized that people need a portable option for preventing DVT/PE that is high-quality and affordable.

As a result, he created the Medshoola™ Compression Pump. The pump is easy to use, portable, lightweight, convenient, programmable, medically proven, and has an FAA approved battery that allows its use on flights. The all-in-one design of this over-the-counter Lymphedema product lets it be used practically anywhere. It is currently not FDA approved.

To learn if you or a loved one are at risk for DVT/PE, find out how to prevent this life-threatening condition, and gain access to a free video series on DVT and silent killers, visit

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