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:
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
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.