About half the adult population is affected by hypertension. High blood pressure can lead to dangerous heart problems and vessel diseases but is often underestimated:
Millions of men and women are not aware of their health problems or – even if they know about them – do not follow appropriate treatment regimens…
1 – Easy, delegable, userindependent measurement
Key vascular parameters critical for the therapeutic strategy are determined in patients with high blood pressure including:
- Pulse wave velocity (PWV)
- Ankle brachial index (ABI)
- Augmentation index (AIx)
- Aortic blood pressure
The treatment guidelines for arterial hypertension recommend ABI and PWV measurements.
2 – Pulse wave velocity
Aortic blood pressure
Hypertension treatment / antihypertensive therapy monitoring
Determination of central vascular stiffness values such as pulse wave velocity / augmentation index and aortic pressure
- Takes 2 minutes incl. measuring the normal blood pressure values
- One cuff measurement for patients in sitting position or two cuff measurement for patients in supine position.
- Findings shown as an easy-to-understand traffic light display
- Estimated vascular age calculated from PWV and AIx
- Combined measurement saves time by producing a full risk profile including ABI, PWV, AIx and central blood pressure in one go
3 – Plethysmographic ABI measurement
Easy, delegable, user-independent method for determining PAOD using blood pressure cuffs and SpO2 sensors.
High correlation with Doppler (correlation value 0.95) using blood pressure cuffs and SpO2 sensors.
- Accurate measurement of occlusion pressure vs. oscillometric pressure measurement (correlation to Doppler 0.7-0.8)
- Pathological ABI values can also be determined at markedly lower pressure levels
- Performed quickly in 5 min, saving time compared to Doppler method