PERIPHERAL DOPPLER / PORTABLE / WITH SPHYGMOMANOMETER / ABI
Huntleigh regularly releases what they call “kits” filled with ABI technology that is meant to be used together. This Peripheral Doppler / Portable / with Sphygmomanometer / ABI device is one of those products. It comes with your standard Doppler probe (what they call the DMX Doppler), and is meant to be used for identifying circulatory conditions: such as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD.)
As mentioned, this ‘kit’ isn’t necessarily just one product. It comes with a DMX Doppler, extra Doppler Probe attachments, and blood pressure cuffs. It is also compatible with Huntleigh’s DR5 Lite Software. These features, we’ll discuss more down below:
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The Primary use of this Ankle Brachial Index kit is to identify blockages in the legs and feet (caused by PAD) that might have resulted in open sores or wounds. For this, the assessment is conducted before the wound is fully bandaged.
How does testing work? It doesn’t differ much from the norm. A specialist is required for the product to be handled properly. With the procedure starting with the cuffs (which are attached to the arms and the ankles.) Once the patient has been fitted with the blood pressure cuffs, the actual testing can proceed with the use of the accompanying DMX probe (which displays both heart rate and PVR on the built-in monitor.)
When testing is completed, reports can be transferred to the DR5 Lite Software — to be archived, reviewed, or printed at a later date.back to menu ↑
Although this peripheral doppler is handheld, it does offer compatibility with a reporting software. In that, you can transfer recorded PVR and heart rate for archiving reasons (or for printing out and reviewing at a later date.)
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Peripheral Doppler / Portable / with Sphygmomanometer / ABI Review
Overall, there is not much bad to say about the Peripheral Doppler / Portable / with Sphygmomanometer / ABI arterial kit that Huntleigh put together. At the very least, it will work. The added monitor and the sleek build is definitely a plus, and the only complaint we really have is on the technology that they ended up using (which, although tested and proven to work, is a bit behind when it comes to recent advancements made in ABI technology.)back to menu ↑
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Pros and Cons
A list of pros and cons of the Peripheral Doppler / Portable / with Sphygmomanometer / ABI System.