The Max Pulse: State of the art cardiovascular screening and early detection of heart disease
Fast screening for arterial health, circulatory issues, heart health and stress levels About 647,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease remains the Number 1 cause of death in the United States. Improve your cardiovascular health and quality of life through prevention, early detection, and treatment of risk factors for heart disease.
Max Pulse Evaluation
The Max Pulse is a simple, non-invasive, FDA Class II cardiovascular medical screening device that can determine your level of cardiovascular risk. The device uses pulsewave analysis technology that follows the pulsewave of your blood from the instant it leaves your heart and travels through your blood vessels. The Max Pulse is a 3-minute non-invasive cardiovascular test used to detect arterial hardening and stress levels in the body. By measuring the blood at the fingertip, using a photoelectric clip, the Max Pulse can graph the heartbeat as it moves through systolic and dystolic. The Max Pulse Evaluation uses a very sophisticated and precise algorithm to track variations in arterial pressure and then interprets the results as an assessment of arterial hardening. This state-of the-art technology takes a photographic image of your cardiovascular system and can help determine whether you suffer from any symptoms of atherosclerosis (plaque buildup). In addition to a very accurate assessment of arterial hardening and atherosclerosis, the final arterial health report also shows an index for blood circulation, indicating if circulation is inhibited causing circulatory issues. The Max Pulse tracks various cardiovascular system factors such as:
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Stress Levels – Mental and Physical Stress
Differential Pulse Wave Index (DPI)
Mean Heart Rate
Analysis of these autonomic nervous system factors indicates the condition of your overall cardiovascular health, stress levels, resistance to stress and the process of blood circulation. The Max Pulse Test generates one report for arterial stiffness and another report showing overall stress levels.
Accelerated Photoplethysmograph Report: Cardiovascular Assessment
Arterial Stiffness Report This pulse wave analysis test shows the aging of your blood vessels and peripheral blood circulation status by analyzing the minute signal detected at the fingertip. Arterial Health Score A type 1-7 scoring system provides accurate assessment of arterial hardening. The final report can also indicate early congestive heart failure or heart weakening. This test provides early detection of arterial hardening long before the patient becomes symptomatic. This analysis is crucial for individuals with diabetes and for patients with high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol. Analysis of Pulse Wave This report shows the arterial pulse wave as the heart moves through systolic and diastolic. Vascular Health Analysis The report shows Mean Heart Rate and arterial “wave type,” which refers to the accelerated pulse wave and falls into 7 distinct types (numbered 1 to 7 with 1 being a healthy heart and 7 being a heart and vascular system in the poorest condition). The report analysis:
- Eccentric Constriction (EC): represents the contraction power of vessels from the left ventricle
- Arterial Elasticity (AE): Analyzes the blood circulation, the vascular elasticity and resistance of the vessels. It detects early cardiovascular disease like atherosclerosis.
- Remaining Blood Volume (RBV): Represents the remaining blood in the vessels after systolic contraction of the heart. If the blood vessels are healthy, there is little remaining blood volume.
Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic, but over time, the walls of your arteries can harden. Atherosclerosis 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. This test will provide early detection of arterial hardening or atherosclerosis.
The Max Pulse Autonomic Balance and Stress Report
It analyzes the variation of heart beats to know the physical and mental stress state and the balance status of autonomic nervous system. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Measures the degree of fluctuation in the length of intervals between heart beats. For healthy people, HRV shows a fluctuation in heart rate while unhealthy people have simple and consistent heart rate. HRV measures the adaptability of the cardiovascular system and autonomic nervous system, which is composed of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). Your sympathetic nervous system plays the role of the accelerator, also known as your body’s flight or fight. Meanwhile, your parasympathetic nervous system functions as the brake, also known as rest and repair. A healthy person has a balanced autonomic nervous system. The Max Pulse is a great tool for measuring and monitoring cardiovascular health. Max Pulse professionals at Dr. Thaik’s office are experienced at providing therapy and protocols based on individual results.