Distributes a fully integrated non-invasive sub-clinical device which performs comprehensive neuropathic cardiovascular diagnostics, with a footprint small enough to fit in any physicians office. The Device is FDA Approved and is designed to identify numerous health risk factors at an early stage
HRV evaluates the balancing act between the sympathetic nervous system (fight and flight) and the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest). An imbalance in HRV is the #1 risk factor for sudden cardiac death. Heart rate variability is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats. It is measured by the variation in the beat-to-beat interval.
Arterial stiffness is increasingly recognized as an important prognostic index and potential therapeutic target in patients with hypertension. It is closely linked to, but by no means synonymous with, raised blood pressure, and its physiopathology is still not fully understood. Aortic stiffness and arterial pulse wave reflections are key determinants of elevated central systolic pressure and are associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, independent of blood pressure.
PWV is the velocity at which the arterial pulse propagates through the circulatory system. PWV is used clinically as a measure of arterial stiffness. It has a strong correlation with cardiovascular events and all cause mortality, and has been as an indicator of target organ damage and a useful additional test in the investigation of hypertension. A high PWV has also been associated with poor lung function.
The impairment of sympathetic and
parasympathetic divisions of the nervous system leads to diabetic autonomic neuropathy (“DAN”), a condition that may affect different organ systems. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (“CAN”), within the context of DAN, occurs when there is an impairment of autonomic control of the cardiovascular system after ruling out other causes of dysautonomia.
Plethysmography uses blood pressure cuffs or other sensors attached to an instrument called a plethysmograph (or pulse volume recorder) to measure changes in the volume of a limb (or extremity). Arterial plethysmography may be used to rule out blockage of an artery in the leg or to identify problems in the smaller arteries in the hands, fingers, feet, and toes.
ABI is the ratio of the blood pressure at the ankle to the blood pressure in the upper arm (brachium). Compared to the arm, lower blood pressure in the leg suggests blocked arteries due to peripheral artery disease (PAD). The ABI test is a popular tool for the non-invasive assessment of PVD. Studies have shown the sensitivity of ABI is 90% with a corresponding 98%
specificity for detecting hemodynamically significant stenosis in major leg arteries.
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