Vicorder Vascular Lab

PRN Named #1 in Customer Satisfaction | VICORDER®

Physicians Resource Network, Inc, (PRN, Inc) has been chosen by peers of over 33,000 medical equipment dealers as number one medical equipment dealer in US. With new healthcare regulations in place we expect growth in reconditioned equipment and parts and increased sales of our affordable Vicorder. PRN, INC. Ranked #1 Medical Dealer in United States DotMed recognizes Physicians Resource Network, Inc as top company    PRESS RELEASE                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2014 Fall River, Massachusetts Robert B. Gaw, President, Physicians...

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VICORDER® | Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease  Overview The circulatory system consists of 2 types of blood vessels: arteries and veins. These are tubular structures that carry the blood throughout the body. Arteries carry oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood from the heart to the organs and cells. Veins carry oxygen-depleted blood and wastes through the kidneys, liver, and lungs, where wastes are filtered out and removed from the body. The venous blood is then again filled with oxygen in the lungs and returned back to the heart. The 2 are interconnected by small weblike vessels called capillaries. Peripheral...

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VICORDER® | Atherosclerosis Diagnostic Testing

What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a gradual process whereby hard cholesterol substances (plaques) are deposited in the walls of the arteries. Cholesterol plaques cause hardening of the artery walls and narrowing of the inner channel (lumen) of the artery. The atherosclerosis process begins early in life (as early as teens in some people). When atherosclerosis is mild and the arteries are not substantially narrowed, atherosclerosis causes no symptoms. Therefore, many adults typically are unaware that their arteries are gradually accumulating cholesterol plaques. But when atherosclerosis...

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VICORDER® Vascular Lab Diagnostics

Vascular Lab Testing The Vascular Lab provides non-invasive testing to locate areas of vascular blockage and disease which may be producing your symptoms. These tests may include: Simple blood pressure assessment of the extremities using blood pressure cuffs Ultrasound to directly visualize the blood vessels The Lab is managed by vascular surgeons and vascular medicine specialists skilled in evaluating vascular disease through the use of diagnostic testing. The Johns Hopkins Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory has been re-accreditated by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, making...

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ABI is a fast, accurate, and painless exam | VICORDER®

Ankle brachial pressure index From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankle_brachial_pressure_index The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI or ABPI) is the ratio of the blood pressure in the lower legs to the blood pressure in the arms. Compared to the arm, lower blood pressure in the leg is an indication of blocked arteries (peripheral vascular disease or PVD). The ABI is calculated by dividing the systolic blood pressure at the ankle by the systolic blood pressures in the arm.[1]   Contents  [hide]  1 Method 2 Interpretation of results 3...

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Vicorder Ankle-Brachial Index Testing

According to WebMD the Ankle-Brachial Index Test This test is done by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. Measurements are usually repeated at both sites after 5 minutes of walking on a treadmill. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A slight drop in your ABI with exercise means that you probably have PAD. This drop may be important, because PAD can be linked to a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. This test is done to screen for peripheral arterial disease of the legs. It is also...

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Vicorder Pulse Wave Velocity Research

Aortic stiffness, an independent predictor of cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality, can be estimated non-invasively by measuring carotid to femoral (aortic) pulse wave velocity (aPWV). The Vicorder device has been developed to measure aPWV with little operator training in a non-intrusive manner. The aim of this study was to assess the repeatability of aPWV measured with the Vicorder device On the basis of the findings of this study, we suggest a standard method of distance calculation for the Vicorder path length that is representative of anatomical arterial path length, consistent with...

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Primary Non-Invasive Test for The Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease | Vicorder

According to the Oxford Journal the primary non-invasive test for the diagnosis of Lower Extremity Artery Disease otherwise Peripheral Arterial Disease is the Ankle Brachial Index. For its measurement a 10 -12 CM sphygmomanometer cuff placed just above the ankle and a hand held Doppler Instrument ( 5 - 10 MHz) to measure the pressure of the posterior and anterior tibial arteries of each foot are required. http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/content/32/22/2851.full.pdf   The Vicorder's Key features and 8 MHz Doppler make for the perfect and affordable solution for today's vascular diagnostics...

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