The numerous applications of Model-based Pulse Wave Analysis (mbPWA) have long been well known among experts: They are based on the enormous performance of the algorithm-based measurement principle. Its strength lies not only in the unsurpassed accuracy, but also scores with the highest reliability due to the reproducibility of the determined values.
The unique selling point of Model-based Pulse Wave Analysis (mbPWA) proves itself time and again not only in the daily routine of general medical and specialist care but also in particular in the context of clinical studies: The wide variety of measurable and clinically relevant parameters forms a valuable data basis for the most diverse scientific questions.
The cornerstone of validation
The diagnostic advantages of automated measurements with VASCASSIST have been repeatedly confirmed in clinical trials.
The peripheral measurement to detect dangerous stenoses in arms and legs was validated by Saarland University in 2016. In the following year researchers at the University of Heidelberg accredited the central pressure measurement, targeting aortic parameters, thus aimed at the early detection of cardiovascular diseases.
The first paper introducing Model-based Pulse Wave Analysis (mbPWA) as a new approach to cardiovascular diagnostics appeared in January 2018, titled “Multiple coupled resonances in the human vascular tree: refining the Westerhof model of the arterial system,” in the Journal of Applied Physiology: https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00405.2017.
List of publications
Massmann, Stemler et al., Saarland University, Automatedoscillometricblood pressure and pulse-wave acquisition for evaluation of vascular stiffness in atherosclerosis, Clin Res, Cardiol, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00392-017‑1080‑7
de Groot, Rol, Schrauwen et al., Application and replicability of bilateral and simultaneous multiarterial blood pressure measurements in sedentary and physically active professions, CMRJournal, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2018.10.167