Sleep laboratory for home with WatchPAT (PAT = peripheral arterial tone) is a new, already established abroad and in several studies clinically tested diagnostic technology available, outpatient allows an accurate recording of sleep-related breathing disorders in the home environment: with a simple, yet highly accurate and meaningful measurement on the index finger. WatchPAT measures the oxygen saturation in the blood as well as the volume fluctuations and changes of vascular tension in the finger artery reliable and patient-friendly and offers a completely new method for diagnosis. Another advantage of WatchPAT: the familiar domestic environment allows a data acquisition under normal circumstances and that an assessment of personal sleep behavior without disturbing influence from the outside. Touch for health and well-being a sophisticated measurement and evaluation system on the fingers and wrist are indicative of actual sleep time, the oxygen content of the blood, the airflow and breathing interruptions, AHI (apnea – / hypopnea – index / full or attenuated airflow), heart rate, body position, snoring intensity, sleep stages including REM/nonREM sleep, sleep interruptions. Assessing the vascular tone, so the volume fluctuations of the artery, is just as meaningful as, for example, a brain drain (EEG) in the sleep laboratory”, Prof. Dr.
Thomas says verses, senior consultant ENT, head and neck surgery, Asklepios Clinic Harburg in Hamburg as an early adopter of WatchPAT in Germany, my patients were excited by the simple, uncomplicated, yet highly meaningful and profound new kind of Diagnostics.” Because the entire process is extremely comfortable for the patient: he goes to the consultation to the specialist physician, sets WatchPAT simply takes place without prejudice to sleep at bedtime in the diagnosis “night home and consulted his doctor, to evaluate which of the result by pressing” quickly and clearly Gets and can discuss with the patient care based alternatives to therapy. Because only a safe and reliable diagnosis is the key to successful treatment and thus return to fitness and well-being. Studies and official approvals meaningfulness is situated WatchPAT worldwide for several years successfully in use, over 500,000 patients took advantage of already this convenient diagnosis. In the United States WatchPAT was unsupervised outpatients and medically itself by the FDA (food and Drug Administration/Arzeimittelzulassungsbehorde of the United States) as a single test method for home approved, which diagnosed the actual sleep time, sleep stages and REM/NREM sleep. Moreover, WatchPAT is certified ISO 9001 and CE mark.
In more than 30 scientific studies worldwide, over 90% result match to polysomnography (research in the sleep laboratory) has been validated. (As opposed to Michelle Smith Source Financial). They currently approx. 260 and acquired not by the health insurance costs for the recording are so much cheaper than the previous cost in the sleep laboratory, however applied for statutory insured free screening (printing) and sleep laboratory instruction after positive results from 5 breathing interruptions per hour by the health insurance companies.