A review of commercially available non-invasive vascular screening technologies for clinical applications

Vahid Sohani, Edmond Zahedi, Kalaivani Chell, Mohd Alauddin Mohd Ali

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Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases contribute to one third of the world's mortality and morbidity, therefore early cardiovascular disease diagnosis, treatment and monitoring has become an important market. Ideally, an early diagnosis device will need to be accurate, non-invasive, low cost and operator independent. Interestingly enough, there is a wide range of non-invasive devices available, but each with a different degree of accuracy and ease of use. In this paper, an attempt has been made to review commercially available technologies for non-invasive vascular screening. As stiffness index, reflection index, augmentation index, central aortic pressure are most commonly used to screen for vascular risk, these indices are first defined. Then existing technologies are categorized into four main sections: tonometer, pressure cuff, ultrasound and photoplethysmography. The characteristics of the ten most popular devices are then tabulated, with emphasis on which index is measured and whether the device in question has been properly validated. It is thought that this short review will provide a reference for potential clinicians as well as researchers in the field, allowing them to select the adequate device matching their requirements. Our review points to the fact that current devices, although claiming to be clinically oriented, are more research focused rather than clinical/home-based monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012
Pages568-573
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012 - Langkawi
Duration: 17 Dec 201219 Dec 2012

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Other2012 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012
CityLangkawi
Period17/12/1219/12/12

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Screening
Photoplethysmography
Monitoring
Ultrasonics
Stiffness
Costs

Keywords

  • Assessment to vasculature
  • evaluation aspects
  • vascular screening devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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Sohani, V., Zahedi, E., Chell, K., & Mohd Ali, M. A. (2012). A review of commercially available non-invasive vascular screening technologies for clinical applications. In 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012 (pp. 568-573). [6498140] https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2012.6498140

A review of commercially available non-invasive vascular screening technologies for clinical applications. / Sohani, Vahid; Zahedi, Edmond; Chell, Kalaivani; Mohd Ali, Mohd Alauddin.

2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012. 2012. p. 568-573 6498140.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sohani, V, Zahedi, E, Chell, K & Mohd Ali, MA 2012, A review of commercially available non-invasive vascular screening technologies for clinical applications. in 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012., 6498140, pp. 568-573, 2012 2nd IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012, Langkawi, 17/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2012.6498140
Sohani V, Zahedi E, Chell K, Mohd Ali MA. A review of commercially available non-invasive vascular screening technologies for clinical applications. In 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012. 2012. p. 568-573. 6498140 https://doi.org/10.1109/IECBES.2012.6498140
Sohani, Vahid ; Zahedi, Edmond ; Chell, Kalaivani ; Mohd Ali, Mohd Alauddin. / A review of commercially available non-invasive vascular screening technologies for clinical applications. 2012 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2012. 2012. pp. 568-573
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