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.
The Summit LifeDop ABI 250 Reimbursable Vascular Doppler is an effective and portable way to diagnose PAD.
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.