Vascular Accessories

Vascular Cuffs & Sphygmomanometers
Reusable cuffs for measuring blood pressure in different parts of the body from the upper arm to the small toe. These high quality cuffs are exceptionally durable. Each have an additional velcro™ fastening mechanism and high density cuff stitching to insure a secure fit during inflation. The VC100 and VC120 are latex and rubber free.
Ankle Brachial Pressure Index
What is it:
A Simple method of quantifying the severity of arterial occlusion in the leg.

How is it measured:
A vascular cuff is placed around the lower calf muscle above the ankle joint and a 8MHz (5 MHz in obese patients) doppler probe is placed over the dorsalis pedis artery and then posterior tibial artery. (or peroneal artery if no audible sould is heard from the other two)

The cuff is then inflated for each artery, the value taken is the maximum cuff pressure where the pulse is only just audible. This is then related to the peak systolic blood pressure measured at the brachial artery.

ABPI = Brachial Systolic BP / Ankle Systolic BP

What does it mean:
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is usually present if the ABPI is less than 0.95. Many patients with reduced ABPI are symptom free however the following table gives some idea of the symptoms associated with various severities of peripheral arterial disease:

Clinical status ABPI
Symptom free 1 or more
Intermittent claudication 0.95 - 0.5
Rest pain 0.5 - 0.3
Gangrene and ulceration <0.2

Aneroid Sphygmomanometer

45.00 (EUR 58.50)

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