When Using the Max Pulse In Research Studies: When doing trials that require perfectly repeatable tests, you have to be very careful to follow the test instructions exactly. Follow the wait period after coffee, the no smoking before the test, and the person must have an empty stomach and the hands must be warm. The empty stomach is important. When a person eats, the body constricts the arteries at the periphery to push blood into the body core. Then the body will tighten and loosen arteries continuously to maintain the optimum core blood levels for digestion. Tests taken while digesting will fluctuate because of this. The length of time after eating is important but different foods digest at different speeds so its also important that the person reports that they have an empty stomach.
Over the past 50 years, cardiovascular mortality rates have been decreasing each year by 2.4% for whites and 2.2% for blacks. Research indicates that these decreases are starting to plateau because of the obesity epidemic in the United States. While there have been consistent advances in treatment and diagnostics for heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and kidney diseases which have contributed to fewer deaths over the years, obesity among both children and adults is drastically increasing risk for these illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 93 million adults and 14 million children and teens are considered obese, and unfortunately, this number continues to climb.
What’s also alarming is that while cardiovascular disease-related deaths declined by 36% from 2000-2014 overall, the mortality rates began increasing for the first time between 2011 and 2014 and have now reached a plateau despite a drastic decrease of smokers in the general population. This is causing increases in mortality rates due to hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease, all of which contribute to cardiovascular disease risk. The American Heart Association hoped to see at least a 20% continued decrease of CVD related deaths by 2020, however, it appears that goal will not be met.
Dr. Steven Nissen, esteemed chairman of the Cleveland Cardiovascular Clinic, researcher, and patient advocate, weighs in on this topic:
“We have to attack this problem before it gets to the point where people are really obese and in trouble. Because once people have developed severe obesity, reversing that is very difficult.” Early intervention is also key since chronic disease can be diagnosed, treated, and possibly reversed if it is caught in time.”
Continued education and programs regarding nutrition, exercise, and overall health and wellness is key for Americans to lose weight and become healthier. However, early intervention is also key since chronic disease can be diagnosed, treated, and possibly reversed if caught in time.
The Max Pulse Screening Device
The Max Pulse device is an excellent tool for helping family and general practice physicians and health and wellness providers to detect early signs of cardiovascular disease. It uses a complex analysis of the patient’s arterial pulse wave to determine arterial stiffness, circulation blockage, and stress levels in the body. It is non-invasive and only takes 3-minutes to complete the test which also makes it a convenient diagnostic tool for both patients and providers.
The Max Pulse shows accurate assessment of arterial hardening, and an indication of whether circulation is inhibited. There is a separate result for large arteries, small arteries, and capillaries. This information is very valuable to a practitioner. Larger arterial constriction and arterial hardening at the same time is of course, a huge cause of concern.
Additionally, this machine does a very accurate heart rate variability test and prints an autonomic nervous system analysis which shows if the patient is overstressed and whether or not the sympathetic nervous system is dominant, or in some cases showing that the person is inhibited or suppressed and the parasympathetic system is dominant.
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One of the biggest challenges that physicians face is treating and managing cardiovascular disease. More Americans die each year from CVD related problems than from any other disease. In many cases, patients are asymptomatic, or they aren’t aware of the severity of their disease until disaster strikes.
The World Health Organization has completed several studies on identifying and managing risk factors of cardiovascular disease, along with the obstacles that doctors encounter:
“The debilitating and often fatal complications of CVD are usually seen in middle-aged or elderly men and women. However, atherosclerosis, the main pathological process leading to coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease beings early in life and progresses gradually through adolescence and early adulthood. It is usually asymptomatic for a long period.”
“…many people are unaware of their risk status; opportunistic and other forms of screening by healthcare providers are therefore a potentially useful means of detecting risk factors…”. Read more about this study and its findings at www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/guidelines/Full%20text.pdf.
General Practice Physicians frequently screen for cardiovascular disease by testing lipids, blood sugar, and regular blood pressure monitoring. However, the Max Pulse is an additional screening tool for cardiovascular disease that actually offers insight into the state of atherosclerosis in a patient.
The test is non-invasive, inexpensive, and takes approximately 3 minutes making it convenient for the doctor and the patient. Additionally, results print out instantly and can be reviewed with the patient right after it is completed.
This is a good tool to use in the course of regular check-ups regardless of age since it can help identify early signs of atherosclerosis. Additionally, it should be used with patients who have a known history and/or risk of CVD and can even help track progression from visit to visit. The Max Pulse should also be used in patients with diabetes as part of their regular testing program.
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measurement of the interaction between the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and the parasympathetic (“relaxation”) nervous system in the overall autonomic nervous system.