Many patients suffer from endothelial dysfunction without any signs or symptoms. Studies have shown that endothelial dysfunction precedes the development of atherosclerosis, a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls. A 3 minute cardiovascular assessment will provide valuable information to determine your risk for cardiovascular related disease.
Arteriosclerosis occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body (arteries) become thick and stiff, sometimes restricting blood flow to your organs and tissues.
CARDIOVASCULAR ASSESSMENT: Disease Prevention Early Detection
The Max Pulse utilizes pulsewave analysis technology. The blood’s pulsewave is followed from the time it leaves the heart and travels through the blood vessels down to the finger. The pulsewave is a snapshot into the cardiovascular system and evaluates arterial elasticity (arterial stiffness), which is related to atherosclerosis. Arterial stiffness is a major cardiovascular risk factor.