The WatchBP Office ABI is a validated professional automatic office blood pressure device which can assess the ankle brachial index (ABI) fast and accurate.
Ankle Brachial Index The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is the ratio of the blood pressure in the lower legs to the blood pressure in the arms. Blood pressure that is lower in the leg than in the arm indicates blocked arteries (peripheral artery disease) The ankle–brachial index represents a simple, reliable method for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease .
WatchBP Office ABI At present, ABI is commonly determined with a Doppler device. However, measurement with a Doppler machine is very time consuming and requires skills from the observer. The WatchBP Office improves and eases the screening of peripheral vascular diseases Microlife has developed the WatchBP Office ABI. With this validated device the ABI can be determined accurately and significantly faster than with the Doppler machine. Another advantage of the WatchBP Office ABI as compared to the Doppler Machine is that measurements are performed simultaneously and the method is much less influenced by the observer.
Ultimate cardiovascular screening device Although the accent of the WatchBP Office ABI lies on the ankle brachial measurement the WatchBP Office ABI has more tools for screening important cardiovascular risk factors. Like the WatchBP Office and WatchBP Office Afib the device is delivered with double cuffs so that simultaneous double arm measurements can be performed for the screening inter arm differences. When the device is used in the Screen mode Atrial fibrillation can be detected when present.
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