simplePVR – Newman Medical Introduces New, Quick PAD Exam
simplePVR – Diagnose PAD in 1 minute!
Your patients trust you to diagnose PAD. Here are some reasons that adding a Newman Medical simpleABI system to your set of diagnostic tools makes sense.
- More than 10 million Americans (>200 million worldwide) have PAD
- Undiagnosed PAD leads to heart attacks and strokes
- simplePVR diagnosis may be performed in as little as 1 minute
- simplePVR may be performed with patient sitting (or supine)
- With simplePVR – no need to remove shoes and socks
- Quick method to diagnose more PAD prior to performing a full ABI
- Potential Testing Flow Chart
- May not meet requirements of CPT 93922
Let us show you how to easily diagnose PAD
simplePVR – Clinically Accurate!
- Recent studies indicate a 92% correlation to color flow Doppler at the ankle1
- PVR has been “an indispensable tool in the noninvasive laboratory for obtaining information regarding a patient’s perfusion in the lower extermities since 1973”2
- Not affected by hand/toe temperature like PPG
- Not affected by incompressible arteries, so especially helpful with diabetics
1 Lewis, J.E.A., The Pulse Volume Recorder as a Measure of Peripheral Vascular Status in People with Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2010 12, No. 1
2 Benitez, E., Pulse Volume Recording for Peripheral Vascular Disease Diagnosis in Diabetic Patients; Journal of Vascular Diagnostics 2015: 3 33-39
simplePVR Sample Waveforms
Normal Waveforms – sharp rise, sharp fall, NOTABLE DICROTIC NOTCH!
Abnormal Waveforms – lack of dicrotic notch, reduced amplitude.
Severely Abnormal Waveforms – no dicrotic notch, minimal amplitude.