ADVANCED CARDIAC TESTING
A Proactive Approach to Cardiovascular Health
What if you could get a direct glimpse into your heart to gain a deeper understanding of your current state of health? At AgeRejuvenation, we believe that advanced cardiac testing is a critical first step in your wellness journey to create a benchmark for your health and detect any potential underlying heart issues that could be holding you back from reaching your full wellness potential.
Many reactive “sick” healthcare models use cardiac diagnostic tests to respond to emergency situations of heart disease, but it ignores a very fundamental question: how did this onset of disease begin?
It’s a question many physicians don’t have time to answer because they are busy playing catch up with the rapid progression of these diseases. But what if there was a way to detect the “what ifs?”
Good news, there is.
Some of the leading physicians are departing from reactive medicine, with goals to impact the population’s health with proactive medicine. These physicians are working within clinics that have decided to add a focus on those who are striving to keep disease out of their lives.
AGEREJUVENATION IN-DEPTH TESTING WITH YOUR HEALTH AT HEART
AgeRejuvenation has formed a new partnership with NuAgeMD, utilizing their cutting edge Pulse4Pulse 3D image heart scan. AgeRejuvenation is one of the clinics leading the charge in giving its patients the resources for proactive medicine.
With this introduction to a variety of heart tests, AgeRejuvenation has made it possible to uncover asymptomatic diseases and benchmark improvements to your overall health during the length of your treatments.
BENEFITS OF ADVANCED CARDIAC TESTING FOR WEIGHT LOSS
That way, when you come in for follow-up heart tests to check for improvements, you can see the positive correlations of your weight loss to better cardiovascular test results.
HEART TESTING LINKED TO ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Erectile dysfunction is an indicator in may be time to complete a heart test, as it can be an early warning sign that peripheral artery disease (PAD) is setting in.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a circulatory disease that affects the extremities, with its notable symptom being poor circulation to the legs and feet. PAD is also linked to fatty deposits in the arteries, known as atherosclerosis
Both ED and PAD both have one commonality: blood flow. When plaque build-up occurs in the arteries, blood flow is inhibited. According to research, 50% of men between the ages of 40 and 70 years old will experience moderate to severe on-going erectile dysfunction, with the most common condition being PAD.
If you are experiencing ED or have the signs and symptoms of PAD that include:
- Numbness of extremities
- Coldness hands & feet
- Hair loss on extremities
- Sores on feet
- Change in color of feet
Don’t wait to treat your ED, as simple lifestyle modifications can be used to slow the progression of these conditions.
IDENTIFYING ASYMPTOMATIC DISEASE WITH 3 TYPES OF HEART TESTING
A series of 3 non-invasive procedures make up AgeRejuvenation’s heart screening protocol, including:
- Ankle-Brachial Index Test (ABI)
- Sudomotor Test
- Autonomic Nervous System Test
ANKLE-BRACHIAL INDEX TEST
This test is an effective noninvasive procedure to detect and diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and it’s severity. The ABI test is the systolic blood pressure of your ankle divided by the systolic blood pressure of your arm. This ratio is taken on both sides of the body, to determine if there are abnormalities on either side:
- Between 1.0 and 1.4: considered normal
- Less than 0.9: indicates potential of PAD
- Between 0.4 – 0.7: indicates moderate PAD
- Less than 0.4: considered severe PAD (source)
Once PAD has been diagnosed, there are many lifestyle changes that can be implemented to help prevent the progression, like:
- Quitting smoking
- Exercising regularly
- Monitoring blood sugar
- Losing weight
- Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
Sudomotor Testing is a non-invasive technique where the patient places their hands and feet on glass plates to test sweat glands. Electrical impulses, that travel through the hands and the feet, will stimulate sweat glands.
Abnormal voltage detections can show:
- Microvascular blood vessels
These two detections, found in the sudomotor test, are linked to the early onset of disease that is occuring in the smallest nerve-endings and smallest blood vessels. It is crucial to catch these changes before symptoms perforate to the larger nerves and vessels.
AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM TEST
The autonomic nervous system test is a heart test that gauges how your body’s nervous system responds to stress, using heart rate variability (HRV). Here are a few key words that will help in understanding how the test functions:
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): This system is responsible for visceral functions like activities involving the heart, intestines and stomach. These functions are reflexive and automatic, with influence from the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
The Parasympathetic Nervous System ( PNS): The parasympathetic nervous system also known as the “rest and digest” function is responsible for keeping the body cool, calm, and collected. It maintains homeostasis and allows for the body to keep up it’s “daily maintenance” completing things like:
- Muscle relaxation
The Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS): When the body is exposed to a perceived threat, the sympathetic nervous system activates, allowing for hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine to be released, thus allowing the “flight or fight” response to take over. Key symptoms that the SNS is activated include blood vessel vasoconstriction, muscle contractions, dilated bronchial tubes, dilated pupils, and an increase in heart rate.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV): Simply put, HRV is the measure of time between each heartbeat. This one metric can tell so much about both cardiovascular system and nervous system responses. Those who have a greater variability of HRV are well conditioned, and are able increase their heart rate with vigorous exercise, while also having a low resting heart rate. Deconditioned and older individuals will see lower HRV. Other factors can also impact HRV like stress, sleep, overtraining, and disease just to name a few.
While patient performs a few basic motor function related movements like standing up and sitting down, the test is detecting:
- Blood pressure
Asymptomatic diseases that can be identified:
- Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy
- Orthostatic Hypotension
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy is damage to the nerves and often is linked with Diabetes Mellitus.
Orthostatic hypotension is the drop of blood pressure from gravity when going from lying down to standing up, and usually is indicative of onset cardiovascular diseases such as strokes, heart failure, and heart attacks.
WHY IS PROACTIVE MEDICINE FOR HEART DISEASE SO IMPORTANT?
Proactive medicine is so important because it prevents a healthy individual from slipping into becoming a clinically sick individual. Cutting edge technology, like Pulse4Pulse’s heart test, gives physicians the ability to work faster than the diseases they are diagnosing.
PREFERRED TESTING OF ADA AND AHA
Testing of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the recommended standard of care by the American Diabetes Association for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
The American Heart Association Practice Guidelines for the management of patients with peripheral artery disease include the measurements of ankle-brachial index (ABI) in adults over 50 years old with a history of smoking, diabetes, or circulation problems, and all adults over 70 years old.
THE AGEREJUVENATION DIFFERENCE
When it comes to proactive cardiovascular health measures, it is important that your doctors have experience with the procedures and can give you clear instructions on the steps to take when it comes to making lifestyle changes for your improved cardiovascular health.
At AgeRejuvenation, we have one goal in mind: your optimal health. When it comes to your health, never settle for less than you deserve: experience the AgeRejuvenation difference.
Disclaimer: All results vary on a case-by-case basis and are subject to vary depending on a number of biological factors. Please note that Pulse4Pulse Advanced Cardiac Testing does not prevent disease, but simply helps identify and detect underlying health issues that may lead to disease. AgeRejuvenation offers treatments that address your underlying issues and can help aid in disease prevention.
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