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A clinical exam was performed; the external sequential compression devices were connected and turned on, and he was placed in reverse Trendelenburg to promote cerebral venous drainage.
As per 2004 guidelines published by the American College of Chest Physicians, the women who underwent surgery in 2006 received dual VTE prophylaxis with sequential compression devices (SCDs) and 5,000 U of heparin given subcutaneously 1-2 hours prior to surgery.
While most patients had graduated elastic compression stockings and sequential compression devices placed in the operating room, the time allowed for device removal was variable.

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