Optimal Electrical Stimulus for Prevention of Deep Vein ThrombosisBr Med J 1972; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5829.756 (Published 23 September 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:756
- A. N. Nicolaides,
- V. V. Kakkar,
- E. S. Field,
- P. Fish
The most effective electrical stimulus to the calf muscles which prevents stasis in the soleal veins during operation was determined. This was subsequently used in a clinical trial and was shown to produce a 92% relative reduction in the incidence of deep vein thrombosis as determined by the 125I-fibrinogen test.