VascAssist is an innovative, ingenious and versatile instrument for the early detection of peripheral arterial disease, atherosclerosis and other vascular lesions. VascAssist inspires because it is so easy to use and quickly becomes your indispensable tool for uncovering hidden lurking vascular diseases - even in their early stages when they are not yet symptomatic.
This is how Vascassist works
Vascassist is an ideal resource for general practitioners, medical and prophylactic specialists, wound care physicians and many others. It is very suited to health practitioners who wish to offer their patients routine preventive vascular screening and the earliest possible diagnosis of vascular disease.
First of all Vascassist is a blood pressure measurement device with four cuffs for measurement of the four limbs. By means of the very precise measurement device the general blood pressure status can be measured, the important comparison of right and left body sides can be performed and specifically the Ankle-Brachial Index can be calculated for early identification and diagnosis of PAOD (peripheral arterial occlusive disease, intermittent claudication).
But that is only the start. In contrast to other devices that simply calculate the Ankle-Brachial Index, Vascassist not only measures the four blood pressures but also by correlating them chronologically determines the peripheral pulse wave velocity, which contributes in a very versatile manner to the assessment of vascular status.
Further, Vascassist can record the pulse curves, transmit them to a PC and display them graphically there. The visualization of pulse curves contributes significantly to the final interpretation of measurement results when they are not completely unambiguous.
It is the combination of the measurement of blood pressure, the derivation of pulse wave velocity and the visualization of pulse curves that place Vascassist in a class of its own for price and precision and make it an all-purpose, differential diagnostic tool in the realm of the early identification of vascular damage.
Become a prevention expert!
The special thing about Vascassist is that no highly specific expert knowledge is necessary for vascular screening. Your interest in vascular prophylaxis and your will to offer your patients - especially your high-risk patients – a high-quality measure of vascular preventive care is sufficient. This can reduce or prevent suffering, and - after the introduction of remedial measures - can make a significant contribution to the prolongation of life.
The Vascassist measurement results speak for themselves. With the help of a refined four-quadrant diagram produced by the VascViewer software the measurement results are displayed graphically in a pleasing and easily understandable form with green, yellow and red zones. This style of representation rapidly gives you an increasing overview of arterial status.
With some practice and experience you quickly develop an “expert view” for the interpretation of the measurement results. Many vascular diseases even in their early stages show typical patterns of measurement points on the diagram. In cases of doubt you can take the shapes of the pulse measurements additionally into consideration. These also often display typical forms characteristic of the specific disease that can support your diagnosis.
As this measurement is so important, painless and uncomplicated you should encourage your patients to have it repeated regularly as a preventive measure - at best life-long. And should your patients already suffer from vascular disorders you can use the measurement as a progress check with a positive motivational aspect.
Here you can see the protocols of some important findings as examples.