Technology | February 11, 2009

Endo-PAT2000 Noninvasive Diagnostic Systems Uses Peripheral Arterial Tone

Itamar Medical said its Endo-PAT2000 is a simple, noninvasive, inexpensive, office-based diagnostic test for endothelial function, the earliest clinically detectable stage of cardiovascular disease.

The system uses bio-sensors mounted on patients’ fingers that measure minute changes in vascular tone using Itamar’s peripheral arterial tone (PAT) signal technology. It measures endothelial-dependent flow mediated dilatation (FMD) in one arm, while the contra-lateral arm serves as the control for systemic changes in vascular tone. It provides clinicians with results in about 15 minutes.

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