One minute, simple and accurate method of measuring ABPI
Early detectionof Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) preventsserious 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)?
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) measurement is a simple solution for diagnosing PAD. It compares blood pressure in the arm and legs. With the innovative ABPI MD device, the procedure is reliable, objective and even possible to be performed as a screening device in primary care.
- ABPI results and brachial blood pressure in just 1 minute
- Simultaneous measurement of left and right ABPI
- Unique algorithm for ankle blood pressure calculation
- Simultaneous measurement to avoid error from blood pressure drift
- Cuff-based technology sensors detect smallest changes in volume
- Advanced error detection system prevents false reporting
- Data can be saved and detailed reports can be printed
The ABPI MD accessories:
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. To purchase the stand please click here?
Setting up the Mesi ABPI MD
Primary care physicians are in a?pivotal position?within the healthcare system to?improve the standard of care for patients with PAD. This improvement can be achieved if physicians follow guidelines and?measure ABI on all patients in the cardiovascular risk group, regardless of presenting symptoms.
Continue reading,?New 2017 ESC Guidelines on PAD
??2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease
??2017 ESC Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases, in collaboration with the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
??TASC II ?Inter-society consensus for the management of PAD
??Critical issues in Peripheral Arterial Disease detection and management,?
??C. Diehm, H. Darius, et al,?Prognostic value of a low post-exercise Ankle-Brachial Index as assessed by primary care physicians,?Atherosclerosis 2011
??H. van Langen, J. van Grup, et al,?Interobserver variability of Ankle?Brachial Index measurements at rest and?post exercise?in patients with intermittent claudication,?Vascular Medicine, 2009
According to new?2017 ESC Guidelines?on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Diseases,?in collaboration with the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS),??it is the?outmost?importance that every cardiologist should be sensitive to the diagnosis and management of patients with PADs,??
Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index may improve the accuracy of cardiovascular risk prediction beyond the Framingham Risk Score. Furthermore, ABI is valuable for assessing the ability of rehabilitation after cardiac procedures or treatment.
DERMATOLOGY, COMPRESSION THERAPY AND WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT
Ankle-Brachial Index should be the?first measurement in wound care, to predict the?heal-ability of lower leg wounds. It?rules out arterial condition?and therefore?determines the safe level of compression.
Prevent PAD with the MESI ABPI MD