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This WordPress blog serves as a temporary substitute for our regular site. Please note that this website has not been updated recently and may not provide the latest information. If you have any questions, please call our toll free number (888) 453-4356 or email We will get back to you as soon as we […]

The new official ACI Medical website is here…

…Which means I will no longer be updating this beta site. After months of planning, we have finally launched the new It has replaced the original website (last updated years and years ago) and has also incorporated, which will redirect to I have decided to leave this blog here, however, so that […]

He speaks! The inventor of the ArtAssist® Arterial Pump

Please enjoy this video of Ed Arkans (President of ACI Medical, biomedical engineer), as he gives you a brief overview of the device that successfully saves the limbs of non-surgical PAD patients:  the ArtAssist® device

Compressing the foot and why it’s so important

Why calf-only arterial pumps are missing out A bit of background An early study to determine the physiological effects of  intermittent pneumatic compression therapy focused compression on the calf, foot, and both simultaneously. Although significant increase in arterial blood flow was recorded for individual compression areas, the simultaneous combination yielded disappointing results. After the conclusion was drawn that simultaneous […]

Challenge conventions. You may end up saving a limb!

Previously, I posted a whole article about how it’s actually not dangerous to use compression therapy on an ischemic limb. However, that’s not the only misconception that we’ve cleared up at ACI Medical. This article exposes a couple more myths that have been known to float around, and how we’ve found evidence to set the […]

Compressing Ischemic Limbs and Why It’s Beneficial

To download a printable PDF of this article, click here:  Compressing Ischemic Limbs and Why It’s Beneficial The Misconception Is it true that arterial occlusive disease is an absolute contraindication for intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC)? The Answer Not at all! Unfortunately, many medical professionals are under the impression that applying even a small external pressure to an […]

Building collateral arteries with ArtAssist® device compression therapy

Arteriogenesis:  the key to success For patients who are surgical candidates, the solution to their arterial obstruction comes as quickly as a surgeon can work. However, this means that non-surgical patients and their doctors are left to find alternative solutions to improving lower extremity circulation. Drugs and lifestyle changes may work as long as the regimen […]

All stents fail. So what happens next?

Background Professor Andrew N. Nicolaides of the Imperial College of London is among  a group of researchers who have done the most studies with grafted arteriopaths using the ArtAssist® arterial pump to improve blood flow to the lower extremities. This group discovered that using the ArtAssist® device on patients who had already undergone a successful endovascular procedure enhanced […]

Arterial Pump Choosing Guide

At ACI Medical, we know that there are more home-use intermittent pneumatic compression devices similar to the ArtAssist® device out on the market, but here is the best we can say for them:  they may work, they may not. This is because the ArtAssist® device is the only device of its kind to have been optimized to treat […]

ArtAssist...the Arterial Assist Device

ArtAssist® Arterial Pump Technology

Home-use compression device for patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease The reason we named it “ArtAssist®” is because this specially engineered pump and cuff system gives patients’ limbs exactly what they need to heal:  more arterial blood flow. The ideal candidate for this uniquely optimized, completely non-invasive therapy suffers from severe symptoms of peripheral arterial disease […]


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