Model-based Pul­se Wave Analysis 

Why accept the sta­tus quo? 


Pul­se Wave Ana­ly­sis 2.0

Dis­rup­t­ing car­dio­vascu­lar diagnostics

Gro­ping in the dark is over! Advan­ced, game-chan­ging dia­gnostics of the heart and arte­ries no lon­ger rely on plain old and con­ven­tio­nal sur­ro­ga­te para­me­ters such as pul­se wave velo­ci­ty or aug­men­ta­ti­on index. Ins­tead, we mea­su­re arte­ri­al stiff­ness and vascu­lar com­pli­an­ce direct­ly in an indi­vi­du­al-deri­ved, live-simu­la­ted model of the human arte­ri­al tree.

Non-inva­si­ve, AI-sup­por­ted, and reli­ab­ly repeat­a­ble at any time. Abo­ve all:
Spec­ta­cu­lar­ly precise.

Pul­se wave ana­ly­sis for dummies

What are pul­se waves? 

Pul­se waves come from the heart, acting as the dri­ving engi­ne, car­ry­ing blood in bursts up the arte­ri­al tree. As a result, dif­fe­rent pres­su­re cur­ves are for­med in the respec­ti­ve arte­ri­al sec­tions depen­ding on the heart’s con­di­ti­on and how elastic or stiff the arte­ries are. The­se pul­se pres­su­re cur­ves are cal­led pul­se waves for short. If we touch our wrists, we can feel them by pal­pa­ting the pul­se with our fingers.

Why is it essen­ti­al to exami­ne pul­se waves?

If the heart is in bad shape (e.g., has limi­ted func­tion due to weak­ness), and like­wi­se, if the arte­ries dete­rio­ra­te over time, this will drasti­cal­ly affect the pul­se wave­form. Stu­dy­ing the pul­se wave and ana­ly­zing its shape pro­vi­des inva­lu­able insight into aor­tic and vascu­lar health. This know­ledge is the cru­cial basis for any car­dio­vascu­lar dia­gno­sis and, thus, the go-to deter­mi­ning fac­tor for any chan­ce of suc­cess­ful the­ra­peu­tic inter­ven­ti­ons. In con­trast to ima­ging tech­ni­ques such as X‑ray or magne­tic reso­nance, pul­se waves reve­al the func­tio­n­al capa­ci­ty of the heart and arteries.

The Supe­rio­ri­ty of Model-based Pul­se Wave Analysis

Only sta­te-of-the-art Model-based Pul­se Wave Ana­ly­sis (mbPWA) brings out the inherent full poten­ti­al of pul­se wave ana­ly­sis. At first, we record at least eight pul­se waves at up to four body sec­tions with high reso­lu­ti­on and high sam­pling fre­quen­cy using desi­gna­ted cuffs. Then, based on that mea­su­re­ment, we cal­cu­la­te a vir­tu­al image of the arte­ri­al tree and the heart, i.e., we crea­te an indi­vi­dua­li­zed “vascu­lar ava­tar .” Its pure­ly vir­tu­al natu­re enab­les exten­si­ve mea­su­re­ments that would be impos­si­ble if car­ri­ed out inva­si­ve­ly or only with extre­me effort. On the other hand, we can pain­less­ly and non-inva­si­ve­ly infer the cha­rac­te­ris­tics of the heart and arte­ries in any pati­ent wit­hin a few minu­tes, thanks to the elec­tro­nic image of the respec­ti­ve car­dio­vascu­lar system.

Our visi­on

The arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence-based, patent-pen­ding Model-based Pul­se Wave Ana­ly­sis (mbPWA) is uni­que in its form. The­re­fo­re, it has tre­men­dous poten­ti­al to revo­lu­tio­ni­ze car­dio­vascu­lar dia­gnostics: The varie­ty of cli­ni­cal­ly rele­vant infor­ma­ti­on repres­ents an indis­pensable tool for the ear­ly detec­tion, pre­ven­ti­on, and the­ra­py of car­dio­vascu­lar malde­ve­lo­p­ments and dise­a­ses. To us, it is incom­pre­hen­si­ble that the instru­ment of pul­se wave ana­ly­sis is still rare­ly prac­ti­ced and gene­ral­ly unde­re­sti­ma­ted, des­pi­te its inclu­ded, mea­ning­ful tre­a­su­re tro­ve of car­dio­vascu­lar data. The­re­fo­re, we aim to pro­mo­te this valu­able dia­gnostic all­roun­der instru­ment, ulti­mate­ly impro­ving the lives of high-risk pati­ents: Model-Based Pul­se Wave Ana­ly­sis (mbPWA) must beco­me the stan­dard dia­gnostic tool for car­dio­vascu­lar prevention.

Pul­se wave and vascu­lar age

Even arte­ries have an expi­ra­ti­on date

Elastic arte­ries with unim­pe­ded blood flow can be read from the pul­se wave, as can stiff and con­s­tric­ted ves­sels, against who­se incre­a­sing resis­tance the heart must pump with incre­a­sed pres­su­re: Athe­ros­cle­ro­sis starts ear­lier than many of us would think.

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The sys­temic sup­ply network

The func­tio­n­a­li­ty of the arte­ries has a signi­fi­cant impact on our car­dio­vascu­lar and over­all health. 

Pre­vious mea­su­re­ment methods

Mis­sing the target

Take the most cir­cui­tous rou­te thin­ka­ble: The tra­di­tio­nal approach used so far to deter­mi­ne arte­ri­al stiffness. 

Mea­su­re arte­ries directly

The Mis­si­on

The dia­gnostic short­co­m­ing of old-school and inac­cu­ra­te car­dio­vascu­lar dia­gnostics inspi­red us to invent some­thing better. 

The cli­ni­cal benefits

Mis­si­on accomplished!

Based on a simu­la­ti­on model, the indi­vi­du­al car­dio­vascu­lar pro­per­ties of each pati­ent are — for the first time ever — direct­ly visi­ble in the arte­ri­al tree and thus in the hig­hest pre­cisi­on. The out­co­me: spec­ta­cu­lar bene­fits for dia­gnostics and therapy. 

Pre­ven­ting car­dio­vascu­lar damage

VASCASSIST: The revo­lu­tio­na­ry mul­ti­func­tio­n­al tool

Used at an ear­ly sta­ge, VASCASSIST hel­ps to effec­tively pro­tect the heart and arte­ries as a dif­fe­ren­ti­al dia­gnostic all­roun­der tool with various para­me­ters and dia­gnosti­cal­ly high­ly rele­vant mea­su­re­ment data. 

The arte­ri­al flow resistance

The wis­dom of the pul­se wave

Well-known, yet so far ama­zin­gly unde­re­sti­ma­ted. For us, howe­ver, by far, the most fasci­na­ting and dia­gnosti­cal­ly signi­fi­cant car­dio­vascu­lar parameter. 

Mea­su­re­ment tech­no­lo­gy with uni­ver­sal benefits

A win-win for doc­tors and patients

Both medi­cal pro­fes­sio­nals and pati­ents bene­fit from the new dia­gnostic opti­ons made pos­si­ble by Model-based Pul­se Wave Ana­ly­sis (mbPWA).

The app­li­ca­ti­on of Model-based Pul­se Wave Analysis

Case Stu­dies

A collec­tion of repre­sen­ta­ti­ve pati­ent sto­ries — typi­cal cli­ni­cal pic­tures and excep­tio­nal cases. 

VASCASSIST: A dia­gnostic tool like no other

Cli­ni­cal­ly vali­da­ted and award-winning

The enor­mous dia­gnostic per­for­mance and the nume­rous app­li­ca­ti­on pos­si­bi­li­ties of VASCASSIST and Model-based Pul­se Wave Ana­ly­sis have been con­sist­ent­ly and impres­si­ve­ly demons­tra­ted in cli­ni­cal studies. 

The path to a doubt-free diagnosis

Dia­gnostic aide

Inter­pre­ta­ti­on gui­de­li­nes for various pul­se waveforms. 

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