What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), also known as claudication, poor circulation, vascular disease, or hardening of arteries, is a chronic, life-threatening circulatory condition.
PAD causes narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs. The primary cause of PAD is atherosclerosis, or the build-up of plaque in the arteries. This occurs when arterial inflammation, cholesterol, calcium and scar tissue build up, forming plaque that clogs the arteries and slows blood flow to the legs. The more plaque that builds up on the inside walls of the blood vessels carrying blood from the heart to legs and arms, the more the arteries lose flexibility and narrow, putting patients at greater risk.
If not discovered and treated on time, PAD can lead to:
- Heart attack
PAD Risk Group
Individuals over 50 years old with cardiovascular risk factors:
- High Cholesterol
- Everyone older than 65 years old
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Compared to the handheld Doppler probe, MESI ABPI MD is the world’s fastest ABI screening device that performs an automated measurement in just 1 minute. Empowered by a Plethysmography technique, it enables the device to provide accurate and objective results, based on which, physicians can diagnose Peripheral Arterial Disease with great confidence.
MESI ABPI MD Key Advantages:
- 1 minute measurement
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WATCH: Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease with MESI ABPI MD
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