WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF DOPPLER!

Introducing the Digital Doppler – Pulse Companion™ by Vetcorder 

  • The Pulse Companion™ Digital Doppler is microcontroller-based
  • Software upgradeable
  • Capacitive touch LCD
  • 3000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Flat or pencil-style probes – user interchangeable
  • Designed, assembled and serviced in the USA
  • 1 Pulse Companion Doppler System
  • 1 transversal linear probe 8 MHz or 1 pencil probe for exotics use (USER OPTION)
  • 1 charging cord and charging block for Pulse Companion
  • 1 sphygmomanometer
  • 5 cuffs in different sizes (premium cuffs available)
  • 1 headset
  • 1 bottle of ultrasonic gel
  • Pencil probe for exotic and small animal examination
  • Premium cuffs available
  • Ultrasonic frequency: 8 MHZ
  • Audio output: 1.2W
  • Battery: 3000mAh internal Li-Ion
  • Operating time: 8 hours
  • Charging time: 8 hours
  • Dimensions: 6.2″ x 3.1″ x 1.3″
  • Weight incl. battery: 10 oz
  • Headset acoustic output: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Designed, built and serviced in the USA
  • 5 star service department
  • Great Warranty – 1 year Pulse Companion Unit | Doppler sensor, charging cable and charging block: 6 months | Aneroid / Sphygmomanometer: 5 years.  All other accessories: These are considered disposable and not subject to any warranty.
  • EVERY VETCORDER comes with a complimentary in-service

Pulse Companion™ Digital Doppler - Flat Sensor

The Pulse Companion™ System includes one each of the following: Pulse Companion™ Digital Doppler Device, flat style doppler sensor, handheld trigger aneroid (sphygmomanometer), a bottle of ultrasound gel, wired headphones, USB charging cable, and AC charging block.  In addition, five standard blood pressure cuffs in assorted sizes are included.

Every purchase comes with free in-service training with one of our product experts. We also provide lifetime technical support via phone or our support page on our website. 

The contents of the system are covered by a warranty against manufacturing defects as listed below:

  • Pulse Companion™ Monitor: 1 year
  • Doppler sensor, charging cable, and charging block: 6 months
  • Aneroid / Sphygmomanometer: 5 years
  • All other accessories: These are considered disposable and not subject to any warranty.

Due to the sensitive nature of the Vetcorder monitoring devices being used on patients, all sales are final.

 

Pulse Companion™ Digital Doppler - Pencil Sensor

The Pulse Companion™ System includes one each of the following: Pulse Companion™ Digital Doppler Device, pencil style doppler sensor, handheld trigger aneroid (sphygmomanometer), a bottle of ultrasound gel, wired headphones, USB charging cable, and AC charging block.  In addition, five standard blood pressure cuffs in assorted sizes are included.

Every purchase comes with free in-service training with one of our product experts. We also provide lifetime technical support via phone or our support page on our website. 

The contents of the system are covered by a warranty against manufacturing defects as listed below:

  • Pulse Companion™ Monitor: 1 year
  • Doppler sensor, charging cable, and charging block: 6 months
  • Aneroid / Sphygmomanometer: 5 years
  • All other accessories: These are considered disposable and not subject to any warranty.

Due to the sensitive nature of the Vetcorder monitoring devices being used on patients, all sales are final.

What is the PULSE COMPANION™ DOPPLER and WHY use it?

Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive test that is used to measure the blood flow through your patient’s blood vessels. It works by bouncing high-frequency sound waves off red blood cells circulating in the bloodstream. A regular ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images but cannot show blood flow.

A Doppler ultrasound can estimate how fast blood flows by measuring the rate of change in its pitch, also called frequency. A veterinary team uses the Doppler technology to get an accurate measurement of the patient’s blood pressure. This may be done as an alternative to more invasive procedures such as placing an arterial line for this measurement.

Doppler Ultrasonography

Doppler technology uses 8 MHz ultrasound waves to detect blood flow in a peripheral artery, which is then made audible via the probe crystal and a speaker.

The Doppler technique does not provide a measurement of MAP or DAP in small animals. In recent studies performed on healthy anesthetized felines, it has been reported that the readings more closely reflect the MAP than the SAP. Therefore, clinicians consider the Doppler used on awake patients to estimate the SAP.

Advantages

Doppler ultrasonography has several advantages when compared with other blood pressure monitoring techniques.

  • Relatively easy to use, not requiring a great deal of expertise
  • Affordable and readily available in most clinical settings
  • Appropriate to use in patients with significant hypotension and cardiac arrhythmias
  • Commonly used in small animals (cats, small dogs, rabbits, ferrets, and other exotic species)

Doppler is often used for the detection of disease

At the beginning of the disease, the symptoms of arterial hypertension in animals are difficult to detect. In many cases, the diagnosis is made too late. Creating a baseline and using Doppler technology can help us realize and diagnose disease and create treatment plans.

Many animals can be affected by hypertension, so it is imperative to periodically check them, especially into their senior years. With repeat Blood analysis (for detection of kidney insufficiency) and blood pressure measurement to detect hypertension, we can protect small animals from cerebral, ocular, and severe renal problems which often result in the consequence of arterial hypertension. 

It is also useful to perform a blood pressure screening before anesthesia; the arterial pressure can be a suggestive indicator of an animal’s condition before anesthetic administration. The veterinarian can then adjust the anesthesia according to the results.

 

Monitoring with the Pulse Companion™ by Vetcorder

Listening to your patient’s beating pulse

The Vetcorder Pulse Companion™ Doppler is the heart of the Doppler kit, but you don’t need to use the whole kit to benefit. As well as taking blood pressure in clinics many of our clients simply lightly tape the Vetcorder Pulse Companion™ on and listen to their patient’s pulse during anesthesia.

Why choose the Vetcorder Pulse Companion™ Digital Doppler?

Whether measuring blood pressure in an exam room, a surgical suite, the field or just simply using it for a pulse quality monitor, this Doppler gives you:

  • Improved patient safety
  • The reassurance to diagnose and treat accordingly
  • An ability to track the efficacy of treatment
  • Helps improve client compliance as they can see the effect of your treatment
  • Helps generate profits either as part of an ongoing screening program or as part of an anesthetic fee
  • If your patient’s BP, pulse rate, or quality of pulse changes you will immediately hear it.

It’s as easy as 1 2 3…

Simply prepare the fur over the pulse you want to use; tail, brachial, radial, or even femoral.

1. Swab the fur with alcohol (it gets the oil out), and apply a generous dollop of ultrasound gel

2. Lightly hold the probe over the pulse site using care not to push down and occlude the artery

3. Switch on and adjust the volume to suit or use the enclosed headphones provided

The ability to measure and monitor blood pressure trends provides crucial data about patient cardiovascular status and may help define an approach to treatment. Blood pressure monitoring is a vital part of a small animal practice. 

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Please contact us by calling 844-VETCORDER or emailing us at info@sentierconnect.com - or use the form below and one of our knowledgeable staff will contact you. Thank you for your continued trust in the Vetcorder Monitors. 

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