CARDIOVASCULAR SCREENINGS

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The Max Pulse

3 minutes of time to provide two tests.  A Test to Detect Arterial Hardening and Stress Levels 

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Artery Function Test: Because atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) usually has no noticeable symptoms, it can be hard to detect in early stages. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and early detection is crucial. Nearly 50% of all cardiovascular events occur in patients who had no symptoms before the event. 

Blood pressure and blood tests may both be normal, but someone can still be at risk and not be aware. The Max Pulse is a quick, non-invasive, and inexpensive way to get a better “snapshot” as to what might be going on in the arteries. Additionally, it is an effective tool in diabetes management and for use on anyone else who is at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. 

What it Shows: Basically, this test shows how well your arteries are functioning, and how close you are to a heart attack.  In addition to a very accurate assessment of arterial hardening, the final report also shows an index for circulation, indicating if circulation is inhibited.

Autonomic Nervous System Test: The machine also does a very accurate heart rate variability test and prints an autonomic nervous system analysis.  The autonomic nervous system runs our fight or flight mechanism and runs our organs without us even noticing.  Could you imagine having to think about each heart beat or breath? This test shows if the person is overstressed and the autonomic nervous system is balanced.


IMT Test

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IMT looks at the actual state of the disease and the extent of the patient’s atherosclerosis. Carotid IMT has been conclusively shown to correlate to the progression of disease in the coronary arteries.  Doctors can now detect cardiovascular disease at its earliest stages.

IMT testing uses ultrasound scans of the carotid artery to determine if disease is present. If so, physicians can provide recommendations that can prevent a heart attack or stroke. IMT goes far beyond conventional carotid ultrasound in providing a safe, convenient and cost- effective method for early detection of cardiovascular disease.

Measurement of carotid intimal-media thickness (CIMT or IMT) is one of the best methods for detecting the early stages of vascular disease. CIMT measures the buildup of the atherosclerosis that starts in the arterial wall. It is formed from the buildup of within the arteries from fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste, calcium and fibrin.  The measurement can give us the “age” of our arteries or match the thickness of this artery layer to the age of people that typically have that thickness.

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