Saint Paul, MN – September 21st, 2010 – BioMedix Vascular Solutions, Inc. today announced newly expanded testing capabilities for its award-winning vascular diagnostic system with the release of PADnet+ Segmental Pressures. The PADnet+ Segmental Pressures testing component measures blood pressure at additional levels on the legs.
Non-invasive PADnet+ Segmental Pressure testing is similar to PADnet+ ABI testing, with the addition of pressures taken at thigh and calf levels to more effectively diagnose vascular disease in the Cardiovascular and Vascular Specialist office. The improved accuracy provided by Segmental Pressures aids in confirming arterial insufficiency and can help to identify inflow disease, localizing the results to specific vascular segments. PADnet+ with Segmental Pressures gives insight into the locations of possible arterial blockages in the legs, improves diagnosis and helps guide an effective P.A.D. treatment plan.
“The ability to assess blood pressures at additional segments or locations along a patient’s limb gives physicians yet another tool to identify and regionalize the presence of blood flow complications,” said John Romans, President & CEO of BioMedix. “As we are constantly seeking ways to improve our products and services, this innovation represents an exciting development in the evolution of our PADnet technology.”
For Cardiovascular and Vascular Specialists, PADnet+ with Segmental Pressures, ABI, TBI and PVR tests are key to identifying and confirming obstructive or hemodynamically-significant disease to help determine whether medical or surgical intervention is necessary. Informed diagnosis increases treatment accuracy and efficiency, improving the quality of patient outcomes.
“PADnet+ with Segmental Pressures provides another reference to assist in identifying Peripheral Vascular Disease in a non-invasive practice setting,” said John Martin, MD, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. “PADnet+ finds patients earlier, when interventional options and treatment possibilities are at their greatest.”
BioMedix Vascular Solutions, Inc. provides the only integrated suite of hardware, software and online services designed to cost-effectively detect Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Vascular specialists, primary care providers, hospitals and health systems use our products to identify these patients. Our devices and Health Information Technology (HIT) software reduce mistakes, provide data for sound analysis, build practice revenue and streamline reimbursement while providing a platform that supports the continuum of care and increased quality outcomes. For more information about BioMedix products, call 877-854-0014