The device for measuring arteriosclerosis and accelerated arterial aging based on the central Pulse Wave Velocity, which is a surrogate of the arterial stiffness.
Measuring the time difference between pulse waves taken from a patient's finger and toe. Results return in 2 minutes.
The device is connected to the patient through photodiode sensors (photoplethysmographic) in order measure the difference in transit times between the toe and the finger.
The sensors deliver the proper signals to the system. It transmits the image of these formatted signals, along with any other useful data, through a USB port in a PC, enabling the information to be displayed and processed.
The operation is simple while making it possible to obtain a reproducible measurement in less than 2 minutes. An analysis report is provided once obtaining the signal.
Aortic stiffness and clinical validation
Mortality in hypertension: a 1980 hypertensive study and the link between aortic stiffness and overall mortality.
pOpmetre® compared to the “Gold Standard” measurement:
pOpmetre is faster, easier, and most importantly accepted by patients!
Rational: Time and distance [finger-heart] and [groin-toe] are similar to muscular arteries. Subtraction gives the aortic rigidity.
pOpmètre® and its specialties
For over 50 years, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol have been used as parameters for screening and prevention for cardiovascular disease. Paradoxically, due to a lack of diagnosis tools for “arterial disease,” the medical profession has overlooked the “vascular” part of the equation. Over the years, lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, stress, obesity) has also become an important factor but some victims of heart attack or stroke present none of these factors. [Koth]
For a century, mercury was used to measure blood pressure. Mercury is now banned and this area has been left with a clear lack of metrology. Electronic devices will not provide the same results. For example, in the case of hypertension, 50% of patients do not take medication, and half of that remaining 50% don’t need it (the therapeutic objective is not met). In addition, with 30% of hypertension cases being of the “white coat” type and 20% the masked hypertension type that remains to be discovered, the diagnosis of hypertension is difficult.
By measuring the aortic Pulse Wave Velocity at two points of measure, the pOpmètre® makes it possible to detect then prevent and cure cardiovascular pathologies. Its compact size, along with its user-friendly and non-invasive application, makes it an indispensable tool for any Healthcare professional.