Ansar - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


What is the ANX 3.0 test?

The ANX 3.0 tests are two independent clinical tests (or studies) designed to determine the ability of both branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to respond to and relax from a challenge. The two branches that make up the ANS are the sympathetic and parasympathetic (SNS and PSNS, respectively). The challenges are:

1) deep breathing to challenge the PSNS,
2) valsalva to challenge the SNS, and
3) standing from a seated position to challenge both systems. (A tilt challenge may also be performed.)

How and why is the ANX 3.0 different from similar technologies/procedures?

ANSAR is the only company with the MIT patent rights to incorporate respiratory activity analysis in with heart rate variability spectral analysis methodology.

What are the advantages to using the ANX 3.0?

The ANX 3.0 provides the only real-time, HRV-based, digital, quantitative, non-invasive measure of the individual branches of the autonomic nervous system.

How long does the procedure take?

A study takes approximately 15 minutes to perform.

Who performs the procedure (technician? nurse? physician?)?

A trained technician, nurse, or physician may perform the procedure. Qualified ANSAR staff train clinical office personnel in the use of the ANX 3.0 monitor.

How applicable is the procedure to specific disease states?

Clinical literature substantiating the efficacy of ANS testing for individuals with diabetic neuropathy as well as for post-MI risk stratification is available. ANS testing for other disease states is emerging in the clinical literature.

How much space is needed to perform the procedure?

The ANX 3.0 is smaller than a coffee cart and is easily maneuverable. The cart is placed next to a chair or exam/tilt table and occupies relatively little room. A space of approximately 3' by 5' is all that is needed for patient testing.

Are there any special considerations regarding the use of the device?

There are no patient indications that disqualify an individual from being tested.





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