Although I will not yet deactivate this blog (possibly for sentimental reasons), I feel it’s best to direct you to the blog that will become ACI Medical’s official and main internet presence:  ACIMedical.wordpress.com All of the posts and information from SoCalLegs is available there, plus tons more content – product & service info, videos, downloads, […]

ACI Medical exhibiting at SVS & SVM 2012

Are you going to one (or maybe even both) of these meetings? Representatives from ACI Medical will be attending as exhibitors. At SVS Vascular Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, Don Kjartanson will be working the booth with information about all of our pumps and diagnostic devices:  ArtAssist®, VenAssist®, APG®, and VenaPulse®. At SVM Scientific Sessions […]

More than 700,000 New Yorkers have diabetes – and nearly a third don’t even know it

“Taking care of your heart through healthy lifestyle choices is making a difference, but Americans continue to die from a disease that can be prevented,” said Dr. Ann Albright, diabetes expert the Centers for Disease Control. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death and the top cause of adult blindness and non-injury-related foot amputations. […]

He speaks! The inventor of the ArtAssist® Arterial Pump

Please enjoy this video of my dad, 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. By the way, if you were interested to know, we filmed this in the living room in only […]

$98,706: the average cost of each amputation due to complications from diabetes in CA

Diabetes by the Numbers:  California The Prevalence of Diabetes in California Diabetes is currently one of the ten leading causes of death in California. In 2009, 2,318,000 persons in California were estimated to have diabetes and the  disease was estimated to affect the health of 8.3 percent of the adult population. Not only does diabetes cause detriment to […]

Correct treatment of common diabetic foot infections can reduce amputations

Poor treatment of infected foot wounds in people with diabetes can lead to lower extremity amputation, and about 50 percent of patients who have foot amputations die within five years – a worse mortality rate than for most cancers. But about half of lower extremity amputations that arent caused by trauma can be prevented through […]

The Not So Sweet Truth about Peripheral Neuropathy | Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center

We need good feeling in our feet. Imagine what would happen if you cut your foot and didn’t know it for days or weeks!  Unfortunately, this happens to diabetics all the time and this is how a diabetic wound begins to develop.  A diabetic wound is an open sore usually under the ball of the […]