Early detection of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) prevents serious complications
It’s important to discover blocked arteries in the early stage to prevent serious complications.
If the disease is not discovered early enough or treated the right way, it can have dangerous outcomes, such as heart attack, stroke, ulceration or amputation.
Most patients are asymptomatic, nearly 70% of the patients do not feel any pain or changes in the lower extremities. In the new ESC guidelines, the true threat for PAD disease is the group of patients who do not feel any symptoms, but they may have a severe disease. This can be due to their incapacity to move enough to reveal symptoms. This group is called “masked LEAD (Lower Extremity Artery Disease)”.
Colour coded cuffs simplify the use of the device. The different colours indicate where to place each cuff. The red cuff should be positioned on the upper arm, green on the right and yellow on the left ankle. Each cuff is clearly labelled and includes a diagram to ensure correct placement, so no training is needed as comprehensive guidelines are provided.
Long lasting battery for maximum portability
During the measurement, patient needs to be in the supine position. Consequently, ABPI MD´s place is right next to the examination bed, where electricity point is not always at convenient location.
Portability of the device has been enhanced with a long lasting battery, for 50 measurements, which enables the device to be used wherever it is needed.
To enhance the functionality of the ABPI MD, a stand with a magnetic base has been designed to hold both the device and the cuffs. This portable, wheeled stand enables the medical device to be used next to the examination table.
A stand is an important accessory for ABPI MD as it provides a flat and stable surface, without which the device is unable to perform accurate measurements. Not all examination rooms have a suitable table at the right place, so the stand makes it possible to use it wherever it is required.