“Plain English” explanations based on
published & peer-reviewed
clinical studies
Preventing Amputation with an
Arterial Co...
Quick Introduction
 Arterial compression pumps (or arterial assist devices)
are non-invasive, doctor-prescribed, home-use...
An Arterial Assist Pump (ArtAssist® Device)
The machine quickly pumps air into the cuffs, whose air bladders inflate
seque...
Physiological
Effects/Optimization
► What needs to happen inside a patient’s vascular system
for there to be more blood fl...
Design Basics
“Intermittent Calf
and Foot
Compression
Increases Lower
Extremity Blood
Flow.” Augustine
R. Eze, et al. Am J...
Design Basics: Important
Facts
All of these configurations should
be met by the pump’s manufacture,
especially the rapid ...
Design Basics: Important
Facts
 Believe it or not, not all
device manufacturers
cover these design basics.
You might actu...
Intermittent Claudication
(Pain Caused By Exercise)
► Now that we know the arterial assist device can effectively
increase...
Can increasing blood flow with an
arterial assist device help people walk
farther?
“Improvement of
the walking ability
in ...
Intermittent Claudication:
Important Facts
 Often times, having
intermittent claudication is
not enough to have a
serious...
Critical Limb Ischemia/Limb
Salvage
► Use of the device can improve walking distances. What
can it do for people whose lim...
CLI: Down to the Wire
“A randomized,
placebo-controlled
limb salvage trial
using the ArtAssist
pneumatic
compression
devic...
Limb Salvage: Important
Facts
 If a PAD patient’s condition
is worsening and there is
nothing a surgeon can do, the
next ...
Optimized to treat PAD
25+ published clinical
studies
86% - 94% limb salvage
rates in studies performed
at multiple cen...
Developer, manufacturer & distributor of
ArtAssist®…The Arterial Assist Device®
San Marcos, California, USA
Prescribing
 ...
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Preventing Amputation with an Arterial Compression Pump

This slideshow is designed to give non-professionals a "plain English" explanation of how ArtAssist®...The Arterial Assist Device® became successful at saving legs from arterial disease-related amputation. You'll get a glimpse some of the landmark clinical studies that shaped and tested this powerful home-use arterial compression pump to be the industry standard.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Preventing Amputation with an Arterial Compression Pump

  • 1. “Plain English” explanations based on published & peer-reviewed clinical studies Preventing Amputation with an Arterial Compression Pump
  • 2. Quick Introduction  Arterial compression pumps (or arterial assist devices) are non-invasive, doctor-prescribed, home-use medical devices for patients with poor circulation in the limbs (also called PAD, or peripheral arterial disease).  When an artery in the leg is blocked, blood cannot reach the toes. This poor circulation often leads to various complications, especially if the patient also has diabetes. Sometimes, these complications lead to amputation of the limb.  Arterial assist devices increase blood flow to the toes so that wounds heal and patients can avoid major amputation.
  • 3. An Arterial Assist Pump (ArtAssist® Device) The machine quickly pumps air into the cuffs, whose air bladders inflate sequentially: first the foot and ankle, then the calf. This promotes increased circulation.
  • 4. Physiological Effects/Optimization ► What needs to happen inside a patient’s vascular system for there to be more blood flow? ► What kind of machine can accomplish this?
  • 5. Design Basics “Intermittent Calf and Foot Compression Increases Lower Extremity Blood Flow.” Augustine R. Eze, et al. Am J Surg 1996; 172: 130-135  Before arterial assist devices were out on the market, researchers first needed to determine some vital details to make sure the pump system maximized circulation:  Patient position (lying down vs. sitting)  Just foot, just calf, or foot + calf compression?  Compression all at once vs. sequentially  Inflation pressure  Inflation & deflation rates 120 mmHg well under 0.5 seconds
  • 6. Design Basics: Important Facts All of these configurations should be met by the pump’s manufacture, especially the rapid inflation & deflation rates. If a pump distributor cannot confirm all of these details for you, look for a different brand.
  • 7. Design Basics: Important Facts  Believe it or not, not all device manufacturers cover these design basics. You might actually see a lot of machines that are simply modified lymphedema pumps.  If you have PAD, you don’t want a modified lymphedema or DVT prophylaxis – you want an arterial assist device!
  • 8. Intermittent Claudication (Pain Caused By Exercise) ► Now that we know the arterial assist device can effectively increase circulation, what can it do for PAD patients who have trouble walking without pain?
  • 9. Can increasing blood flow with an arterial assist device help people walk farther? “Improvement of the walking ability in intermittent claudication due to superficial femoral artery occlusion with supervised exercise and pneumatic foot and calf compression: A randomized controlled trial.” Kakkos, et al. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. August 2005; Vol. 30: 164-175  Yes. In the study you see on the left, researchers compared compression pump therapy to both supervised and unsupervised exercise. It turned out that not only was pump therapy comparable to supervised exercise, but these test patients also maintained their benefits even after a year.  This means that, even if a patient has difficulties walking, s/he could use the arterial assist device instead and get similar results to actual exercise.
  • 10. Intermittent Claudication: Important Facts  Often times, having intermittent claudication is not enough to have a serious surgical intervention, such as a bypass.  As previously mentioned, patients who have an especially difficult time walking can depend on an arterial assist device. After a few months, they can be back on their feet!
  • 11. Critical Limb Ischemia/Limb Salvage ► Use of the device can improve walking distances. What can it do for people whose limbs may be in danger of amputation?
  • 12. CLI: Down to the Wire “A randomized, placebo-controlled limb salvage trial using the ArtAssist pneumatic compression device.” George Louridas, MD, Head, Section of Vascular Surg, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Presented @ Winnipeg Vasc & Endovasc Symposium April 2006  This clinical trial compared a control group (not using the real pump) to an experimental group (receiving the therapy). All patients had critically ischemic limbs.  The limb salvage rate of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group, even in patients who had renal failure. Non-renal failure patients had an 86% limb salvage rate.
  • 13. Limb Salvage: Important Facts  If a PAD patient’s condition is worsening and there is nothing a surgeon can do, the next step is often amputation.  However, with the availability of an arterial assist device, amputation doesn’t have to happen.  A patient’s quality of life and financial circumstances do not have to suffer, even if the prognosis looks pretty bad.  Talk to your doctor about ArtAssist®…The Arterial Assist Device®
  • 14. Optimized to treat PAD 25+ published clinical studies 86% - 94% limb salvage rates in studies performed at multiple centers The only device… ArtAssist.com A product by (888) 4 LEG FLO
  • 15. Developer, manufacturer & distributor of ArtAssist®…The Arterial Assist Device® San Marcos, California, USA Prescribing  Recommended regimen: 1 hour T.I.D. for 90 days  Provide patient’s name, face sheet, and phone number  Fax to (760) 744-4401 or email to info@acimedical.com  Let ACI Medical handle the rest  Delivery, training & full customer support

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