Similar to coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a vascular disease that involves a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the stomach, legs, arms and head. While this condition is serious and can lead to loss of limbs or a heart attack, it is also a condition that can often go undiagnosed. People who suffer from PAD may experience pain while walking or exercising but are not always aware that this pain relates to a problem with their heart.
Like most medical conditions, early detection is crucial to keeping PAD in check and ensuring patients get the treatment they need to continue to lead a healthy life.
It works by employing a bi-directional Doppler, which helps you study upper or lower extremity arteries with ease. The display shows the direction of blood flow and frequency of the Doppler signal, giving the practitioner the ability to detect signs of PAD in a patient.
In addition, this portable, noninvasive method features a fast, waveform printer that can easily print out adhesive labels for reimbursement report forms.
Simple to use, effective and designed to meet reimbursement criteria, the Summit LifeDop ABI 250 is a powerful piece of equipment that helps patients and makes financial sense for practitioners.
It has been a long time coming, but the European Union has finally reformed the current medical device legislation. The whole ordeal started back in 2012 with two proposed regulations, one for medical devices and one for in vitro diagnostics (IVDs). These new regulations were aimed at producing better quality and safety for patients. While scientific and technological advances has skyrocketed in previous years, medical device and IVD legislation has still lagged behind. The wait to bridge that gap is finally coming to an end after a long and difficult legislative process.
Manufacturers will now be scrutinized with stricter post-market surveillance requirements. The risks of any device must be offset by acceptable likelihood of benefits. Companies will be required to submit periodic safety update reports annually and respond to public health threats swiftly and with their full force. This model has worked well for pharmaceutical companies, so it is expected to translate well to medical devices.
Although some in the industry may disagree with these provisions, it is a sign of progress to finally be moving once again. With safety checks and surveillance requirements, devices like new EKG machines and dopplers will be ready for patient use. Give your patients the best possible care by purchasing through Medical Device Depot, which stays up to date on all of the latest rules, regulations and legislation in the industry.
Huntleigh is offering an exciting trade-in offer for their dopplers. Trade-in a doppler and receive 10% or $100 off the purchase of a new Huntleigh Doppler. This offer applies to the following dopplers:
Huntleigh’s wide range of vascular and obstetric dopplers provide heightened sensitivity, enhanced audio performance, and a 5 year warranty. For more information or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.
If you utilize this product with one of the high sensitivity vascular probes, it gives you very high quality, bi-directional information on blood flow. You also can link it to the excellent Dopplex Reporter software product. This gives you the highest quality waveform reports, and also the Dopplex Printa if you need single waveform recordings.
Other features about this product that stand out to our team of testers include integral battery management, and outstanding audio output. The Huntleigh Dopplex also includes a very wide array of 8 probe options complete with proper code probing.
You also benefit from a built in loudspeaker, and a convenient output for headphones. The bi-directional LCD display has been significantly enhanced for easy reading in all conditions.
Another helpful feature is the five level waveform calibration function, an excellent time saver. You also will benefit from this product’s gain control, and its auto shut off and active noise reduction. It also calculates and prints FHR and has complete obstetric capabilities.
If you like, you also can purchase a convenient stand for this Huntleigh Doppler. It gives you a highly effective and very sturdy mobile holder for the Doppler. The stand is made of steel and gives you a very stable base on four wheels. It also features a locking platform so the Dopplex is secured and safe. A basket is also on this unit so you can use it to hold gels, wipes and your extra probes.
For more information on this doppler or to make a purchase call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.
This product gives you just about everything that you might need in a top Doppler system:
Very effective at detecting the heartbeat of the fetus.
Assists in monitoring peripheral arterial and venous blood flow.
Includes a probe shape that is very comfortable and makes it quite simple to find a signal.
Gives very clear, static free sound.
Comes in a very compact package that fits easily in a pocket.
Multiple configurations to meet your exact requirements.
This Nicolet doppler gives you four basic models from which to choose, and each of them has a number of probe options available. The doppler also includes pre-angled crystals with the broad beam technology and the large probe face. This makes it easier to locate the vascular signals quickly.
Another good option in obstetrical Dopplers is the Summit LifeDop 150 Non-Display Hand Held Doppler. The probes in this Summit doppler have electronics built in that give you a great deal of sensitivity, complete interchangeability and the absolute tops in durability. You can select the best probe for your practice and you always can purchase more probes down the road. For example, the 2 MHz probe is suited for deeper penetration and the 3rd trimester pregnancy. The 5 MHz probe is made for fetal heart detection earlier in the pregnancy, and also is good for retroverted or overweight patients.
For more information on obsetrical dopplers or to make a purchase, call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.
CareFusion has taken up a humanitarian cause through the aid of sea turtles. The company recently recently donated a Pocket-Dop 3 Hand-Held Doppler to be used in the health assessment of Western Pacific leatherback turtles, an endangered species.
The Pocket-Dop 3 is used to monitor heart rates in turtles during boat-based capture operations. A human obstetrical doppler with a low frequency (2-3 MHz) probe is necessary to detect heart rates in these large animals. In addition to monitoring pacific turtles, the Pocket-Dop 3 has been used by veterinarians to monitor heart rates in leatherbacks on the east coast, as well as in other species of sea turtles during the Gulf oil spill.
For more information on the Pocket-Dop 3, or to make a purchase, please call 877-646-3300 or visit Medical Device Depot.
Summit Doppler is offering an exciting new Q2 promotion: Purchase the Vista AVS and save $1,000 on the new Vantage ABI! After the purchase of the Vista AVS and Vantage ABI (offer applies to either model) customers must contact Summit Doppler to request a mail-in-rebate form to receive the rebate. Please note that the Vista AVS and Vantage ABI systems must be purchased at the same time to take advantage of this mail-in rebate offer.