CardioVision is a non-invasive, no-risk, rapid, accurate test to assist in detection of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). In addition, the device monitors the elasticity or stiffness (ASI, arterial stiffness index) of the arteries and their ability to expand and contract as they push blood throughout the body. A decrease in this ability, or elasticity is often referred to as “hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis,” and often found in people with hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis. It is estimated that 60-70 million Americans harbor this disease, of which 680,000 will die from a sudden heart attack, known as the “SILENT KILLER.” EKG and blood pressure alone will not detect or diagnose these life threatening diseases. Blood vessels may be as much as 70% occluded before you have any symptoms of tiredness, shortness of breath, et. It is critically important that you be evaluated early and often, as atherosclerosis is an insidious disease.
If your ASI or Pulse Pressue is high, you should seriously consider further evaluation/treatment, and it strongly suggested that you should schedule and appointment ASAP! The good news is that if problems are detected early, they are usually reversible by non-invasive means.