Why should I have a heart health check?
Coronary heart disease and stroke is the Number 1 cause of death in NZ with 1 in 20 adults diagnosed1.
Over 50% of hospitalisations with coronary artery disease (CAD)
have NORMAL cholesterol levels2.
There are significant, even lifesaving benefits in early detection of any issues with your heart and arteries.
Why is this test different?
This Gold Standard test uses the SphygmoCor® a scientifically validated TGA/FDA approved Pulse Wave Analyser (PWA), a non-invasive device, used in the top 20 hospitals in the USA. https://youtu.be/2C4lchVyW7w
This test not only looks at your Brachial (arm) blood pressure, it analyses your;
- Central (aortic) heart pressure,
- Peripheral (arteries) resistance,
- Cardiac efficiency (SEVR) and
- Abnormalities in heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
We will be able to show you an overview of your heart health and, if necessary, recommend very simple, achievable, pleasant, and low-cost ways to improve your heart health (think: “ increase your Omega 3”, “eat a piece of chocolate-a-day” type of interventions).
What does the test involve?
The test is very similar to your standard blood pressure test and once you have completed the pre-test questionnaire and read and signed a consent form, the actual test takes approximately 15 minutes.
The Pulse Wave Analyser (PWA) instantly generates a report and the consultant can provide you on the spot advice for certain dietary, exercise,
1https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/coronary-heart-disease/ 2 Sachdeva et al American Heart Journal January 2009
supplementation and lifestyle choices. Those at risk/high risk are referred to their GP or specialist.
The Pulse Wave Analyser (PWA) instantly generates a report and the consultant can provide you on the spot advice for certain dietary, exercise, supplementation and lifestyle choices. Those at risk/high risk are referred to their GP or specialist.
The results of this test are confidential and yours alone and will not be shared with any 3rd party without your written permission.
We will ask for your written permission to use anonymous and de-identified data from your test and others we are conducting which will be aggregated and used for research with our aspiration to significantly improve the early detection and management of cardiovascular disease.