The Max Pulse is a non-invasive, FDA Cleared, Class II medical device that uses a pulse oximeter on the patient fingertip to detect and interpret the arterial pulse wave. This information is interpreted using a proprietary algorithm which generates an easy-to-interpret result sheets showing the patients arterial flexibility and the state of the patient autonomic nervous system. This process of examining the arterial pulse wave is called “pulse wave analysis”.
Video Introduction to the Max Pulse
The Max Pulse Provides A 3 Minute Test
To Detect Arterial Hardening and Stress Levels
How It Works: The Max Pulse test is non-invasive and uses a photoelectric clip on the fingertip. By measuring the blood at the finger tip, the Max Pulse can graph the heart beat as it moves through systolic and diastolic. When a persons arteries are flexible, the pressure at the finger tip has specific deviations as the arteries flex. If the a persons arteries are very stiff, the graph becomes very tight and regular. The machine performs an analysis of the arterial pulse wave by using a very sophisticated algorithm to track variations in the graph that are not visible to the naked eye and then interprets those results against a large body of research. The result is an assessment of arterial hardening that is very accurate.
Arterial Health Score: The 1-7 scoring system gives very accurate assessment of arterial hardening. The final report can also indicate instances where the patient has early congestive heart failure or heart weakening. This test allows you can detect arterial hardening or heart weakening long before the patient becomes symptomatic. This is crucial in diabetic patients and for patients with high blood pressure or elevated lipids.
Autonomic Balance Test: The machine also does a very accurate heart rate variability test and prints an autonomic nervous system analysis, showing if the person is overstressed and the sympathetic nervous system is dominant, or in some cases showing that the person is fatigued or the sympathetic is suppressed and the parasympathetic system is dominant. It also shows how well the patient is dealing with their stress levels and assigns a stress score.
“The Max Pulse device offers a simple, quick, and highly informative test for endothelial function as well as vessel integrity. This allows the clinician to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease allowing for appropriate counseling regarding lifestyle, diet, and supplemental changes as well as referral to a cardiologist if indicated. Also, patients appear more motivated to become proactive when discussing these test results.” – Dr Birken, MD FACOG Houston Texas
Max Pulse Science
Photoplethysmography has been used for a long time. A simple pulse oximeter will measure the arterial pulse wave and the deviations between young healthy arteries and very advanced CVD is actually visible rigth there on the pulse ox. But that is not enough for clinically use. What makes the Max Pulse different is the more complex pulse wave analysis that our proprietary algorithm performs, reformatting the arterial pulse wave graph and pulling very detailed information. Multiple peer-reviewed studies have shown this technique to be effective when compared to more traditional and time-consuming methods of detecting cardiovascular disorders. Our machine takes the arterial pulse wave and interprets it using something called the Accelerated Photoplethysmography (APG) which allows us to pull very precise information from the waveform. Our website has scientific studies (see link below). Contact us and we can email you a PDF that includes a summary of the important points in these studies and the names of the studies.
Comparative Testing (Before and After Treatment)
The Max Pulse is very sensitive and it can show changes quite quickly.
Long Term Treatment: For long term, longer lasting treatments you can see changes within 4-6 weeks of starting treatment.
Short Term Treatments: Some fast acting treatments (such as some fast absorption nitrous oxide products) can show changes within 10 or 20 minutes.
Our machine tracks every heartbeat and scores it. Then the Max Pulse presents the results broken down by percentage of heartbeats. So after treatment even if the heart has just 5 or 10 heartbeats that struggle less or arteries flex a bit better, you will see it on the percentage scoring section.
What Comes With the Max Pulse
It ships with the Max Pulse, finger probe, peripherals, software and a quick start booklet that covers every aspect of the device and how to use it. Everything needed to perform the testing is included in the box. We also will do an in-person on-line training with you when you get your device to walk through setting it up and using it. There are no extra costs associated with using the Max Pulse, everything you need is provided (must be connected to a computer to operate).
The Max Pulse Reports
The Arterial Stiffness Printable Report
(Pulse Wave Analysis)
This is the results screen showing the final report for arterial stiffness. This example test report shows a type 1 graph, which is excellent arterial compliance (flexibility). When the machine arrives, it also comes with a manual and an interpretive guide so that you can easily interpret the results. The Max Pulse arterial stiffness report includes a very powerful feature. The report shows what percentage of heartbeats fell into each category. When the heart beats, it does so a little bit differently each and every time. So while the machine will give you an overall type from 1-7, it will also show you percentages next to each type. In this instance, notice that the patient had 60.4% of their heart beats fall in type 1 and the rest were type 2. This shows a type 1 starting to degrade to a type 2. When you see lower scores these percentages become more and more important. For example one person may score a type 2 result that is split between type 1 and type 2. That is good. Another person might score a type 2 result that is split between a type 2 and type 3. That is concerning and the patient should take that degradation seriously.
Heart Rate Variability Test Report
(Autonomic Balance and Stress Test)
The Autonomic Nervous System Test gives a deep look at the patient, telling the practitioner if the patient is over-stressed or over-fatigued.
The TO/VLF/LF/HF bar graphs are detailed and covered in the documentation.
The SNS/PNS bar graphs show immediately if the patient is over-stressed or over-fatigued.
The easy to interpret bar charts on the lower right hand side show important metrics. Fatigue Index shows if the patient is fatigued. Electro-Cardio Stability shows if there are irregular heartbeats present (which is also represented by the Ectopic Beats number above). ANS Balance is the immediate view of whether the person is balanced. Physical Stress and Mental Stress help to determine the source of your patients over-stress situation. The Stress Resistance is a unique metric that shows how well your patient is dealing with the stress levels (or fatigue levels) that they are experiencing. This is a powerful metric that allows you to show your patient the state of their health reserves. Too often patients “feel fine” but are perilously close to the end of their reserves. Such a patient is hovering on the verge of a breakdown and needed help – help that you can provide and that the patient is likely to accept when they see how close to the edge they are.
The Max Pulse is an FDA Approved Class II Medical Device.
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