The new vascular screening system "VaSera" VS-2000 is an arteriosclerosis screening tool which allows easy operation and good reproducibility. It can measure the degree of arterial stiffness from heart to ankle as well as measure blood pressures at four limbs and calculate the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) to assess for Peripheral Artery Disease.”
VaSera non-invasively and simultaneously captures pulse waves in all four limbs, and calculates blood pressures and a validated arterial stiffness index. This makes it possible to examine the arterial stiffness and the degree of blood circulation disorders in blood vessels in the lower limbs of the patient.
CAVI (Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index)
CAVI reflects the stiffness of arterial walls from the heart (aortic valve) to the ankle. CAVI provides a tool to detect early-stage atherosclerosis and assess its progression and response to therapy.
Research has demonstrated the measurement’s sensitivity to dyslipidemia, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and other conditions.
CAVI is particularly well suited for detecting arterial stiffness in patients with hypertension, because it is less influenced by point-of-care blood pressure than are other devices of its kind.
ABI (Ankle-Brachial Index)
The ABI is a standardized index of the degree of arterial blockage existing in the lower limbs due to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). This test is recommended by the AHA/ACC and by TASC II.
TBI (Toe Brachial Index), option
TBI is an index to evaluate blood circulation disorders from the ankles to the peripheral arteries.