ArjoHuntleigh Launches Dopplex Ability
ADDISON, Ill., Oct. 14, 2013
ADDISON, Ill., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ArjoHuntleigh announced today
that it has launched the Dopplex^® Ability, an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
screening device that reduces the time it takes to perform ABI measurements by
up to 75% vs. traditional methods.^1 ABI measurements are used to predict the
severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD affects one in every 20
Americans, and it can go largely undetected. Untreated PAD can lead to heart
attack, stroke, leg amputations and possibly death.
"We are extremely excited to continue our history of innovation in the area of
ABI vascular assessments," stated Brian Straeb, ArjoHuntleigh Vice President
of Marketing. "The Dopplex Ability will help caregivers reduce the amount of
time they need to conduct ABI testing enabling them to spend significantly
more time providing patient care."
The Dopplex Ability is a one-button push medical device that allows clinicians
to perform a quick 3 minute test with similar accuracy as the classical
method. Recent research has shown that Dopplex Ability has good agreement
between unrested Dopplex Ability and the traditional rested Doppler
measurements even with diabetic patients who can be difficult to measure.^1
These results are accomplished through the use of a new, unique two chamber
cuff system using duo sense^™ pneumatic technology to measure systolic
pressures using volume plethysmography. One chamber is used to occlude the
vessel, while the second distal chamber is used to sense the returning
signals, allowing four limbs to be measured simultaneously. More information
can be found at http://www.huntleigh-diagnostics.com/diagnostics/us/.
For over 25 years, ArjoHuntleigh's Dopplex hand held Doppler range has been a
global leader for Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) measurements. The Dopplex Ability
and the latest generation of the renowned vascular Doppler range offer great
performance, quality and value.
About ArjoHuntleigh Inc.
ArjoHuntleigh Inc. is a member of the Getinge AB Group, a leading global
provider of equipment and systems that contribute to quality enhancement and
cost efficiency within healthcare and life sciences. Equipment, service and
technologies are supplied under the brands ArjoHuntleigh Inc. for patient
handling and hygiene, disinfection, DVT prevention, medical beds, therapeutic
surfaces and diagnostics, GETINGE for infection control and prevention within
healthcare and life science and MAQUET for surgical work places,
cardiopulmonary and critical care. ArjoHuntleigh USA offers a broad range of
integrated solutions for the care of people with reduced mobility and related
conditions, with the aim to enhance the quality of care in elderly care
facilities, hospitals and other healthcare environments. Our product portfolio
encompasses equipment, medical devices and complete systems in interrelated
areas such as:
oPatient Lifting and Transfers
oLymphedema & Wound Healing
For more information about ArjoHuntleigh's broad portfolio of products,
solutions and services: please contact ArjoHuntleigh or visit
Chris Ryan, Senior Marketing Manager
Lewis et al. A comparison between a new automatic system and Doppler method
^1 for obtaining ankle brachial pressures. Journal of Foot andAnkle Research
2010, 3 (Suppl 1):O15.
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