SCD Use to Prevent DVT in Patients with PICC Lines


About this study

Determine if the use of sequential pneumatic compression in the arm can prevent the formation of venous clots related to the presence of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject's age is greater than or equal to 18 years
  • Subject is patient in neuro intensive care unit at time of PICC placement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute trauma to the upper extremity harboring the PICC
  • Current use of prophylactic anticoagulation
  • Inability to fit the SCD on the arm because of arm size
  • Documented previous upper extremity DVT in the arm harboring the PICC line

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Alejandro Rabinstein, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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