Mark has been using the ArtAssist® device for almost 15 years! We are also glad to report that his device has saved his left leg from amputation not once, but twice.
Here is Mark’s letter to us:
“Out of many therapies I tried to heal my ulcer, the ArtAssist device was clearly the most effective. Other treatments generally require a certain amount of circulation to the ulcer, while the ArtAssist device addresses the underlying problem by restoring the blood flow necessary for healing.
I quickly started renting the ArtAssist device and then worried about insurance. If I had waited for insurance approval, I’m convinced I would have lost my leg below the knee – a tremendous expense which they WOULD pay for!”
– Mark H., Brattle Boro, VT
We’re with you on the insurance issue, Mark! For years, ACI Medical has been working to get the ArtAssist® device reimbursed by Medicare and other health insurance providers as a treatment that’s WAY less expensive than amputation.
Clinical studies (including a randomized controlled trial) show that ArtAssist® device therapy is 86%-94% effective at preventing the amputation of limbs that are critically ischemic. This is because the ArtAssist® device was specifically designed to increase arterial blood flow to the lower extremities, providing the nutrients and oxygen necessary to promote healing.
The ArtAssist® device is especially useful for patients who, for some reason, cannot have bypass surgery to restore blood flow.
It is recommended that doctors prescribe ArtAssist® device therapy for their patients 1 hour TID for 90 days and send it along with their patients’ contact information to ACI Medical, where they can also talk to experts on Arterial Pump Technology:
Fax: (760) 744-4401
Toll Free: (888) 453-4356
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