EVERYONE needs to get a CardioHealth 101! Why? Because cardiovascular Disease is the #1 cause of death of men and women. In fact, 2200 people die from cardiovascular disease every day!1 This is equivalent to four 747 airplanes crashing into the ground every day. There is 1 heart attack every 40 seconds.2 Every 37 seconds, someone dies from cardiovascular disease.3
What is even scarier is that most people have absolutely no idea if they have cardiovascular disease. In many cases, the first sign of a heart IS a heart attack. There is often no warning.
On top of that, going to your doctor often doesn’t help. Looking at the 5 traditional risk factors (hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, diabetes, and tobacco use) only catches 50% of people who will have a heart attack. That means we miss 50% of people who will have a heart attack!
Are you scared you may have a heart attack? We have the answer for you.
Enter CardioHealth 101
We have the answer to the question of whether or not you will have a heart attack. CardioHealth 101 is a simple battery of 3 tests performed in the clinic. These 3 tests take approximately 30 minutes and costs less than 2 months worth of your favorite gourmet coffee. What a small price to pay for such peace of mind!
You don’t have to be a patient of Revolution. You don’t have to change doctors. You can simply schedule for the CardioHealth 101 program and get the most sensitive testing for detecting cardiovascular disease available.
With the knowledge gained from the CardioHealth 101 testing you’ll either sleep well knowing that you don’t have concern for cardiovascular disease or you’ll know that you need additional testing or therapy.
Who Should Get the CardioHealth 101?
In short, virtually everyone would benefit from the information in the CardioHealth 101. However, the medical literature suggests that anyone meeting any of the following criteria should have this testing:
- Men over 45 years of age
- Women over 55 years of age
- Metabolic Syndrome
What are the 3 tests?
These 3 tests were researched and hand-picked based on their ability to evaluate arterial structure and function. We know that endothelial dysfunction is the first abnormality in cardiovascular disease. It precedes hypertension (and other vascular issues) by decades.
EndotheliX or EndoPAT
Either of these tests evaluate endothelial function. You cannot get cardiovascular disease without endothelial dysfunction. Therefore, if you have a healthy endothelium then you can feel pretty good about having pretty healthy arteries.
However, if your Endothelix or EndoPAT show endothelial dysfunction then you need to work on improving it. If you ignore an abnormal endothelial function test, over time, you are facing an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. You should begin a treatment regimen to improve your endothelial function. Additionally, you can repeat your endothelial function test to make sure that your treatment regimen is working.
CV Profile (CAPWA)
The Computerized Arterial Pulse Wave Analysis device, by Hypertension Diagnostics, Inc, provides the CV Profile which measures arterial elasticity. Arterial elasticity is the second finding in cardiovascular disease behind endothelial dysfunction.
This test only takes a few minutes and results are available immediately. Results are reported for C1 and C2 arterial elasticity index. This is a measure of arterial function and health.
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT)
The CIMT is un ultrasound of the carotid arteries which evaluates the thickness of the intima and media layers of the carotid artery as well as plaque within the artery. There are other cardiovascular disease screening programs using a different kind of carotid ultrasound called a duplex doppler. However, a duplex doppler is not nearly sensitive enough and there is a big difference between it and a CIMT.
The CIMT test is also a simple, painless, non-invasive test performed in the clinic by one of our trained technicians. Performing a CIMT test takes less than 5 minutes and we’ll typically have your results in 2-3 days.
The CIMT test not only evaluates the presence or absence of plaque in the carotid artery but also assesses the Intima-Media thickness which correlates well with vascular disease. The Mayo Clinic summarized the value of carotid IMT in its March, 2009 edition of the Mayo Clinic “Proceedings” magazine in which it stated the following: “Conclusion – A CIMT evaluation can detect subclinical vascular disease in young to middle-aged patients with low FRS and CACS of zero. These findings have important implications for vascular disease screening and the implementation of primary–prevention strategies.”4
These tests are a good idea for virtually anyone but especially for those who have one of the indications listed above suggesting a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Remember, cardiovascular disease is common and needs to be detected early when treatment is much for effective and much less expensive!
Call the clinic today to schedule your CardioHealth 101 assessment.
- NEJM 2011;365:2098
- Vascular Biology in Clinical Practice, Oct. 2000; Mark C. Houston, MD
- Heron, M. Deaths: Leading causes for 2017. National Vital Statistics Reports;68(6). Accessed November 19, 2019.
- J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2010;56;e50-el03 originally published on line Nov 15, 2010.