The WORLD’S FASTEST Ankle-Brachial Index.
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)”
ABI for safe compression
Arterial assessment should be performed before assigning any level of compression therapy to rule-out a possible underlying arterial condition, as adequate arterial blood flow in lower extremities prior to compression therapy, or wound debridement is crucial for the wound healing potential.
Every cardiology PATIENT AT RISK
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is associated with other cardiovascular complications. Its prevalence increases with age; as the world’s populations grow older, so does the number of PAD patients.
Everybody in the risk group should be screened for PAD or LEAD.
Patients with clinical suspicion and clinical conditions:
- Unnoticeable pulse in lower extremities and/or arterial bruit
- Typical intermittent claudication or symptoms suggestive for LEAD
- Non-healing lower extremity wound
- Atherosclerotic diseases: CAD, any PADs
- AAA, CKD, heart failure
- Measurement of ABI in 1 minute
- Accurate in case of severe disease
- Blood Pressure measurement
- Pulse Volume recording
- Report print-out