Doppler ABI systems are needed in an examination of the ABI, or ankle brachial index. The ABI is the most common test for the diagnoses of vascular disease, specifically Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.). P.A.D. as well as other vascular diseases affects millions in the United States and is caused by low blood flow through the arteries and veins due to plaque build up. If left untreated, vascular disease will cause a multitude of health issues, including heart attack and stroke. Such issues will drastically reduce a person's lifespan.
A patient can be tested for vascular disease using blood pressure cuffs and a doppler. This test is specifically used to determine the patient's upper body systolic blood pressure in relation to their lower body systolic blood pressure. The result is the ABPI or ankle brachial pressure index. A healthy patient will have slightly higher blood pressure in their lower body over their upper body. Although a relatively simple device, the Doppler ABI is responsible for catching health issues in a patient that would normally go unnoticed.
Jaken Medical carries a variety of Doppler ABI systems from Newman Medical, Nicolet Vascular, and Summit Doppler. Whether it is a full featured Doppler ABI system or a portable pocket sized system, Jaken Medical can help you find the Doppler ABI system that meets your needs at a great price.