DIGITAL PULSEWAVE ANALYZER
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS THE #1 KILLER
OF MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTH AMERICA TODAY!
The Digital Pulsewave Analyzer (DPA) is a simple but effective tool that helps health care professionals reduce cardiovascular disease in patient populations through early detection and prevention.
Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic –unhealthy arteries are often stiff or hard and cannot expand. This then places extra strain on the heart to pump blood throughout the rest of the body.
The Digital Pulse Analyzer uses non-invasive, pulse wave technology to look at arterial elasticity which is an important preventative measure in overall cardiovascular health. As a patient rests comfortably, an arterial pulse sensor is placed on their finger. The data captured by the DPA during a test is analyzed and reported in just minutes to provide a clear, concise evaluation tool for health care professionals. The DPA collects and presents data on arterial wall stiffness and determines the biological age of arteries in less than three minutes.
The DPA can help caregivers reduce cardiovascular disease in their patient populations through early detection and prevention. The DPA can also monitor the effectiveness of treatment modalities - whether they are lifestyle changes such as exercise supplementation or pharmaceutical medications. If a particular treatment is effective, you will see an improvement in your DPA test.
HEART RATE VARIABILITY
The DPA also comes with Heart Rate Variability (HRV) software that analyzes imperceptible changes in the heart rate waveforms. The HRV essentially tests the balance of the autonomic nervous system using time and frequency domain analysis, and provides early detection of psychological and environmental factors affecting health. Low HRV has been linked to higher mortality rates in both healthy and unhealthy patients, thus it can be a strong predicator of all-cause mortality.
A number of studies have demonstrated that patients with anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder consistently show lower HRV, even when not exposed to a trauma related trigger.
Science now confirms that stress significantly increases the risk of heart disease, including sudden cardiac death. Unmanaged emotional stress is equally, if not more important, than physical variables in determining health outcomes. A conservative estimate is that 75% of visits to primary care physicians are due to stress-related disorders.