What is PAD?
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) occurs when there is a build up of cholesterol and plaque in the arteries of the lower extremities, causing decreased blood flow to the legs and feet.
In-Office Arterial Blood Flow Assessment
We offer this service right in our office. No special scheduling or setup necessary. As simple as a routine office visit.
Here’s how it works:
- The FloChec sensor is placed on each extremity for 15 seconds, while the supplied computer uses proprietary software to measure blood volume ratios between upper and lower extremities.
- When differences in blood volume between upper and lower extremities are detected, FloChec may provide an early warning to both physician and patient about abonormal blood flow.
- No Doppler or pressure cuffs needed.
- FloChec is a fast, simple and straightforward office procedure that can be done under the general supervision of the trained office physician without the need of specialized personnel.
- Results are available instantly with a one-page print-out of calculated ABI results and pulse volume waveform recordings for the patient’s permanent chart (printer supplied).