Arterial Stiffness Report
The following report is generated by the Max Pulse to show arterial aging.
Analysis of Pulse Section
The first graph (left side of the report) shows the arterial pulse wave as the heart moves through systolic and diastolic. The amount of blood in the finger tip increases, then begins to decrease. There is a “bump” in the graph as the aortic valve closes and the diastolic completed.
The second graph (right side of the report) shows the same graph that has been mathematically accelerated. This graph is very sensitive and this is what the software analyzes to score the patients arterial hardness.
Vascular Health Analysis Section
Here the report shows Mean Heart Rate and then the most important metric – Wave type.
This “wave type” refers to the accelerated pulse wave mentioned above.
This accelerated pulse wave was found to fall into 7 distinct types which are numbers 1 to 7 with 1 being a healthy heart and 7 being a heart and vascular system in the poorest condition.
Then there are 3 metrics which have a bar graph to show if they are in range or not.
EC = Eccentric Constriction: It represents the contraction power of vessels from the left ventricle.
AE = Artery Elasticity: This represents the blood circulation that is analyzed as well as the vascular elasticity and the resistance of the vessels.
RBV = Remaining Blood Volume: Represents the remaining blood in the vessels after systolic contraction of the heart.
Level Analysis: This shows what percentage of the total heartbeats fell into which wavetype. This gives a more in depth look. The report below shows that the person is a Type 1 (most healthy), but with 39.6% of heartbeats falling in Type 2. So improvement is possible for this patient.
(The Max Pulse Test measures Heart Rate Variability and gives an analysis)
The HRV tachogram shows each heartbeat during the test period. To the right you will see mean heart rate and the number of ectopic beats.
TP LVF LF HF Section (Total Power / Very Low Frequency / Low Frequency / High Frequency)
These bar graphs reflect levels of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic activity and their balance.
Power in 4 frequency bands analyzed: Total Power / Very Low Frequency / Low Frequency / High Frequency
SNS PNS Bar Graphs
SNS/PNS Balance – SNS (sympathetic nervous system) & PNS (parasympathetic) Balance. SNS and PNS ratio is normal at around 6:4.
Higher SNS can show up as nervous, anxiety, agitation, excitement, increasing blood pressure, headache, etc.
Contact us for a more detailed explanation of the Heart Rate Variability report.
The Frequency Bars – TP (total power), VLF (very low frequency), LF (low frequency) and HF (high frequency).
These bars show non-optimum when they are low.
Reduced TP: Decreased ANS function, decrease in bodies regulatory ability and a decrease in the ability to cope with environmental change.
Reduction of VLF: Decrease in the bodies ability to regulate body temperature and hormone levels.
Reduction of LF: Loss of energy, fatigue, too little sleep, tiredness and lethargy.
Reduction of HF: Chronic stress, aging, reduced electrical stability of the heart.