Hypertension

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…

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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.

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Pulse wave velocity
Augmentation index
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

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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