How was the Arteriograph Created?

During the daily medical work, arterial function (stiffness) parameters were not available, due to the lack of adequate measuring option.

The blood pressure measured on the upper arm (brachial blood pressure) and on the aorta (central blood pressure) are significantly different.
The pulse pressure wave generated by the left ventricle runs through the aorta and is reflected from the bifurcation.
If the aortic wall is stiffened, the Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) parameter is elevated. Until the recent times the only way to get this data was the cardiac catheterization, an invasive method.
With the technical development the first non-invasive solutions (the applanation tonometry and the piezoelectric method) appeared appr. 30 years ago.
The application of these methods was rather complicated: it required a well-trained staff and the measurement took considerably long time.
For these reasons, these solutions could not spread across the clinical field.
The Tensiomed developper team had an opportunity to watch the signals on an oscilloscope during a digital, oscillometric blood pressure measurement.
It was surprising to see how complex and at the same time how distinct signals can be observed at different pressure levels.
From this moment, we were eager to find out why the maximum amplitudes are only used from the oscillometric readings, to determine the blood pressure?
What about the whole curve with all it’s details?
We were assuming that the oscillometric readings might be consisting direct information about the state of the arteries and the systemic circulation.
It turned out that we identified a new discipline, the Arterial Stiffness which has been rarely studied (or not at all) so we considered as a mission, to develop the best and most reliable device, the Arteriograph, to measure the hemodynamic parameters.

Our Approach

The Arteriograph device and method have been in use at lots of leading university and academic institution around the world, many of them for more than 10 years.
Being the inventors of this revolutionary technology, having incomparable knowledge, we can ensure that the device provided by TensioMed is of high quality and excellent accuracy.
Both the manufacturer and the distributors are present in the international market having ISO qualification working in the system of quality insurance. Both companies have brand services of their own. They provide warranty period of 2 years for the basic instrument of the Arteriograph. This can be done because the valves and pumps built in the device comply with the highest requirements. Repair under warranty generally means to replace the device.

MILESTONES

2017-07-03
1999
TensioMed was founded
2017-07-03
2001
Win on a tender issued by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and starting the research work developing Arteriograph
2017-07-03
2001
Organisation of a scientific research consortium including the following participants: – 1st Department of Internal Medicine of Semmelweis Medical University – 1st Department of Internal Medicine of St. Emeritus Hospital, Budapest – Institute of Human Physiology of Semmelweis Medical University – Institute of Technical Physics and Material Sciences of Hungarian Scientific Academy – TensioMed Ltd
2017-07-03
2004
Establishing scientific collaboration with the Heart Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs
2017-07-03
2005
Millennium Award (Hungarian Intellectual Property Office) for the outstanding activities of TensioMed R&D team submitting several patents, including Arteriograph
2017-07-03
2005
Market launch of Arteriograph
2017-07-03
2009
Market launch of Arteriograph24
2017-07-03
2012
Market launch of the new generation of Arteriograph and Arteriograph24
2017-07-03
2015
Establishing scientific collaboration with the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy of University of Szeged for expanding the Arteriograph measured haemodynamic parameters.