The Hillsboro Free Press of Kansas talks about an FDA-approved technology that evaluates the risk factor for the early detection of cardiovascular disease:
How would like to sit quietly in a chair, fully clothed, and find out your chances of having a heart attack in the next 10 years?
No, it’s not a scene from a “Star Trek” episode. The technology is available right here in Marion County, and the cost is minimal.
The CardioVision screening and Framingham Risk Analysis offered at the Wellness Center in Hillsboro will tell you your risk percentage for having a cardiac incident in the next decade.
To run the analysis, several data elements are needed.
First, you must have current cholesterol scores. Second, you must complete a CardioVision screening which measures the stiffness of the brachial artery in your arm.
“Brachial artery stiffness correlates to coronary artery stiffness,” said Lou Greenhaw, owner of Greenhaw Pharmacy and the Wellness Center.
Artery stiffness indicates the level of plaque build-up in your arteries. The stiffer the artery, the more plaque there is clogging your arteries and restricting blood flow to the heart, leading to heart disease.
The CardioVision screening is a 30-second process.
CardioVision MS-2000 is a product of International Medical Device Partners (IMDP). Go here to find out more…