Do you have high blood pressure? Then you likely have stiff arteries that don’t relax well.
We recently started offering the MaxPulse (Pulse Wave Analysis) test to patients that visit us at the Clayton office of Apollo Cardiology
The device is similar to a pulse oximeter in that you wear a clip on you finger and it measures the flow of blood in your small blood vessels in your finger
This noninvasive test measures the elasticity or how well you arteries expand and contract
Stiff arteries don’t expand well. This is a marker of vascular disease and aging of the vascular system
The test also includes a 3 minute “stress test” of your autonomic nervous system. It will see if you are in “flight or fight” mode or more balanced with your “rest and relaxation” mode. It measures your HRV (heart rate variability) which we have discussed before as a metric of overall health and recovery status.
Drop me a message if you want a complimentary test
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