PERIPHERAL DOPPLER/ EXTRACRANIAL/ POCKET/ TBI HANDYDOP PRO REVIEW
For our ‘Peripheral Doppler / Extracranial / Pocket / TBI HandyDop Pro’ review, we’re going to be covering ELCAT’s HandyDop Pro. This is an upgraded version of their HandyDop pocket doppler (which is an audio-only fetal heartbeat monitoring device.) What have they changed in order to make this one better than the previous? Let’s break it down a little bit at a time.
As mentioned, as the upgraded version of the HandyDop, the HandyDop Pro offers a little more in terms of features. It has the bare minimum required to be considered a working vascular doppler and then some. Including the following:
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With the HandyDop Pro, you can perform ABI exams on patients who are suspected of having Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD.) Although, for this, you will need a couple of accessories not included in this kit (blood pressure cuffs and a sphyg.) If you purchase those elsewhere, however, you can make use of this device’s 4MHz and 8MHz bidirectional vascular probes to assess the blood in the patient’s lower extremity (and whether it does or does not match the pressure in their arms.)back to menu ↑
Although this is not one of the more advanced algorithm-based ABI machines, there is software built-into this device that will allow you to both view and print out recorded pulse volume waveform readings.back to menu ↑
Peripheral Doppler / Extracranial / Pocket / TBI HandyDop-Pro Review
Overall, although we cannot say that the HandyDop Pro is the best pocket doppler in the market, there is no denying that it does get a passing grade. It has all the necessities here. So, if that’s all you’re looking for in an ABI device, then this might work for you.back to menu ↑
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Pros and Cons
A list of pros and cons of the Peripheral Doppler / Extracranial / Pocket / TBI HandyDop-Pro device.