This year more than 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack. Nearly half of them will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs. Many conventional tests for heart disease are performed after the patient has showed symptoms such as chest pain, but by then it may be too late. Can you imagine having a picture of your cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system and a plan of action to decrease your risk of heart disease? At Advanced Osteopathic Health we are utilizing a state of the art cardiovascular screening device that can print that picture for you. This unique machine is called the Max Pulse.
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. This is a simple, non-invasive and painless screening device which gives you important information regarding your arterial health. We are able to examine your cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system results during your visit.
The Test Analyzes:
- Overall cardiovascular health
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Mean Heart Rate (MHR)
- Overall elasticity of large, small and peripheral arteries (arterial stiffness)
- Arteriosclerosis progress
- Blood circulation and remaining blood in the vessels after the systolic contraction of the heart
- Left ventricle ejection, contraction power
- Mental stress, physical stress and resistance to stress
The Link Between Chronic Stress and Heart Disease
Research has indicated that depression, panic disorders and anxiety have a negative impact on the autonomic function. Such autonomic imbalances are caused by significant mental and emotional stress which increases risk of a heart attack. The body reacts to stress by releasing a hormone, adrenaline, that temporarily causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up and your blood pressure to rise. When stress is constant your body remains in high gear and does significant damage to the neurons and receptors in your brain. We are here to design a plan of action with you to reduce the stressors in your life.
Additionally the Max Pulse provides readings that measure the Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Advanced Osteopathic Health has embraced this system in an effort to prevent heart disease and all of the diseases associated with a low (HRV). Decreased HRV levels impacts every organ in the body and causes a domino effect of health concerns.
Diseases Associated With Lowered HRV:
- Insulin resistance resulting in excess body fat, diabetes and heart disease
- Lack of REM stage sleep resulting in fatigue, depression and lack of mental acuity
- High cortisol levels which inhibit thyroid hormone levels and result in fatigue, low body temperature and weight gain
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
The Max Pulse test takes exactly 3 minutes. Taking a preventative approach to heart disease is one of the smartest things you can do to protect your health. This 3 minute test may very well save your life. At Advanced Osteopathic Health we are passionate about improving the overall well-being of our patients. Our experienced staff are eager to design a truly preventative plan of action to be implemented and developed in time; potentially circumventing a larger health concern that when left unchecked may be life altering or fatal.
Please call our office as we are looking forward to showing you the snapshot that could change your life. The number where you can reach a welcoming and experienced staff member is 517-323-1833.