polyneuropathyPeripheral neuropathies, which are common in individuals with diabetes, non-healing wounds, which are common in the elderly, and bone conditions such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, which are common in post-menopausal women, are some of the lower limb health complications which have been linked to poor circulation. Poor circulation results not only in inadequate oxygen and nutrient flow to tissues, but also allows the tissue temperature to fall well below core body temperature, and this significantly slows normal growth and healing processes.

Dr. Stewart and co-workers at the Westchester Medical Center, has shown that HeartPartner is able to increase lower limb blood flow by up to 50%, and so it is possible that HeartPartner could be helpful in treating these, and other, lower limb conditions. While Sonostics has initial, preliminary data on the benefits of using HeartPartner to improve these conditions, as these are defined as medical conditions, approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be necessary before the company will be able to make claims regarding the effectiveness of the HeartPartner to treat these conditions.