PSV - PROLONGED SAFE VASODILATATION™
One of the most common and important complications of diabetes that harm people is poor or inadequate circulation in the lower extremities.
Eighty-five percent of lower extremity amputations in the US are preceded by ischemic diabetic ulcers.
The human body’s physiological response to warmth is vasodilatation. This is basic.
Vasodilatation, which is the widening of blood vessels, increases circulation or blood flow in the area warmed.
Vaso-Wraps® will allow prolonged local passive warming of the skin for submaximal vasodilation in the lower extremities.
Currently, people who have diabetes and suffer from cold legs, which often indicates poor circulation, are repeatedly warned not to use electric blankets, heating pads, or hot water bottles to warm their lower extremities. This is because they may burn themselves.
Unfortunately, the irony is that people with diabetes and poor circulation have been deprived the circulatory benefits of vasodilatation.
Vaso-Wraps® are indicated for Safe Warmth. There are NO electrical wires or heating elements that might burn a person. Diabetics can safely SLEEP all night in Vaso-Wraps®.
Vaso-Wraps® are made of custom quilted nylon and wrap quickly and easily around a limb, usually a lower leg, with hook and loop. The thick quilted nylon insulates the warmth of the wearer’s body in just as it keeps colder air out. Most people feel the warmth in seconds.
The Safe Warmth provided by Vaso-Wraps® produces PROLONGED SAFE VASODILATATION™ in the micro-circulatory system in the area where they are worn. In some cases, the collateral micro-circulatory system may provide the vasodilatation.
Prolonged Safe Vasodilatation™ from Safe Warmth, and its associative increase in circulation or blood flow, is a MEDICAL MILESTONE for people with diabetes.
Some physicians have expressed great interest that Vaso-Wraps® provide Safe Vasodilatation
that is both non-invasive and non-pharmacological.
This is how Vaso-Wraps® have successfully avoided at least two lower extremity amputations at the VA in West Haven, CT. Both patients had suffered from non-healing ischemic diabetic ulcers.
Because of Prolonged Safe Vasodilatation™, Vaso-Wraps® may improve the delivery of oral antibiotics to the micro-circulatory system of infected areas or wounds in the lower legs where the Vaso-Wraps® are worn or to the feet.
Vaso-Wraps® are patented and FDA Registered, Class 1 medical devices. In addition to being indicated for Safe Warmth, Vaso-Wraps® are also indicated for Limited Protection.
Vaso-Wraps® are available free of charge to eligible veterans at the VA.