Technology | February 08, 2010

Ankle Brachial Index System Helps Speed Throughput

The Vista AVS from Summit Doppler Systems Inc. is a full-featured ankle brachial index (ABI)/vascular system using different modalities for obtaining systolic pressures and waveforms. Either a bi-directional Doppler probe or pulse volume recording (PVR) can be used to obtain ankle waveforms required for reimbursement.

The Vista AVS comes with nine blood pressure cuffs. A graphic waveform display provides step-by-step instructions to guide clinicians through the exam. Automatic cuff inflation and deflation, along with automatic indices calculation, expedite the process of performing the exams. The Vista AVS was designed to accommodate both standard and custom protocols.

With the AVS Report software, exam results can be downloaded from to a personal computer. The software enables the clinician to annotate patient data, add interpretation and comments, store data and print a patient report. The PDF export function of the software allows for integration with electronic medical record (EMR) systems.

The system allows an ABI exam to be performed while the patient is sitting. The system also allows fast and easy segmental studies. Clinicians can customize the exam by selecting the number and location of cuff sites.

Obtaining pressures for the supine ABI, toe brachial index (TBI) exam and segmental exams can be performed using the arterial photoplethysmography (PPG) probe in addition to the bi-directional Doppler probe.

The Vista AVS was first released in 2007.

Related Content

New Best Practices Help Manage Heart Attack Patients Without Significant Signs
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 15, 2019
For the first time in the United States, doctors with the American Heart Association (AHA) have outlined best practices...
The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes.

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes. 

Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 22, 2019 | Linda C. Rogers, Ph.D.
Troponins are a family of proteins found in skeletal and heart (cardiac) muscle fibers that produce muscular contract
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019
The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting a heart healthy...
AHA Statement Warns Hookah Smoking May Harm the Heart
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 08, 2019
Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals, often at levels...
PTSD Alone Does Not Increase Heart Disease Risk in Veterans
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the...
Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Gender Transition
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 18, 2019
Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an elevated risk for cardiovascular...
IBM and Broad Institute Launch AI Initiative for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 15, 2019
IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are launching a research partnership aimed at developing...
Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019 — Nearly half (48 percent, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type
Frequent Red Meat Consumption Triples Levels of Chemical Associated With Heart Disease
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 23, 2019
Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical...
Overlay Init