An easy to use, non-invasive assessment device for assessing overall cardiovascular health and autonomic nervous system function.
In 3 minutes, a patient can be quickly and easily assessed by pulse wave analysis, providing a snapshot into peripheral and arterial elasticity. The device also measures Heart Rate Variability (HRV). The Max Pulse is useful for both patient screening and management for a variety of chronic conditions and those at risk.
Recently, the American Diabetes Association issued some important updates to the Standard of Medical Care in Diabetes associated with the increased risk in cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes. The ADA cites that one in four deaths associated with diabetes are attributed to heart disease. The Max Pulse can help a physician quickly assess risks associated with atherosclerosis before more costly and invasive testing is ordered.
In addition, the test assesses both physical and mental stress, and stress resistance. The balance of ANS function is a useful marker for identifying complications associated with diabetes, hormonal imbalances and other chronic conditions.
HRV is a recognized marker for diabetic neuropathy which is associated with sudden death or collapse. Given the ease and speed of assessment, the Max Pulse makes a useful tool for screening and assessing both diabetic and potential prediabetic patients for risks of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN).
The device is 510k cleared.
How Does it Work?
The patient simply sits quietly for a 1 or 3 minute time span with a pulse oximeter on their finger. The pulse oximeter device uses both photoelectric and accelerated plethysmography that analyzes the pulse wave form. This gives the ability to assess the elasticity of both arteries and periphery and the HRV.
Photoplethsymography is a non-invasive technique that measures blood flow easily and provides a snapshot into vascular aging and stiffness. Loss of arterial elasticity is related to atherosclerosis and is a major risk factor in heart disease and a common complication of diabetes. This testing is a useful diagnostic and prognostic tool to test for early signs of cardiovascular disease.
The assessment looks at Heart Rate Variability (HRV), the Differential Pulse Wave Index (DPI), Eccentric Constriction (EC), Arterial Elasticity (AE), Wave Type, Mean Heart rate, Arteriosclerosis progress, Stress markers and more.
Why is HRV important?
As we age, our variability in heart rate reduces. Reduced HRV is associated with a reduction in autonomic activity, autonomic neuropathies and risk of sudden death. Autonomic function is also correlated with mental health disorders such as depression, panic disorders and anxiety. Higher Sympathetic tone is associated with a lower threshold for ventricular fibrillation.
These markers can be useful in assessing patients alongside other tests and patient history for cardiovascular risk, stress, pain and ANS function.
cardiovascular risk, stress, pain and ANS function.
The Max Pulse will become a standard of care device in your medical practice due to the instant and concise nature of the information it produces for assessment of the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Most states can bill on this device through Medicare and Commercial Insurance with Medical Necessity and intervals of down to 90 plus days.
Proactive practices can engage with patient health risks early with this quick and simple test that could be easily integrated into routine patient care. This provides for better and more comprehensive patient care, education and outcomes.
better and more comprehensive patient care, education and outcomes.
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