How Old Are Your Arteries?
You are only as Healthy as Your Blood Vessels!
Why should you take the EndoPAT® test?
The EndoPAT® test measures your arterial function, which is how well your arteries relax and dilate to allow more blood supply where it is needed. For example, when climbing up a staircase or experiencing stress the body would require more blood supply to the heart, muscles and brain to handle additional mental or physical exertion. Normal arterial function protects blood vessels from forming plaque which develops as we get older.p>
It’s all about your arteries. One of the most overlooked factors of aging is the gradual reduction of blood flow to our organs. Aging of blood vessels involves the gradual narrowing, deterioration and loss of blood vessels at the microscopic level
The EndoPAT® test is unique because it is a fast and non-invasive way to assess arterial health and helps physicians to determine optimal treatment especially for people experiencing symptoms, which could indicate the onset of vascular disease such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, memory impairment, shortness of breath, and chest, muscle and joint pain.
The EndoPAT® test is a 15-minute, office-based, non-invasive way to assess arterial function and health.
When your endothelium (arterial wall) is damaged because of high blood sugar or cholesterol or high blood pressure, your blood vessels do not dilate as well", says Prof. John Cooke MD, Professor of Medicine & Assoc. Director Stanford University Cardiovascular Institute. "This, in turn, puts you at increased risk for everything from erectile dysfunction to a heart attack." Endothelial dysfunction is damage in progress – the sooner it is diagnosed the quicker and better it can be reversed.
EndoPAT testing has been available in this office for almost 10 years.
Be pro-active in reducing your risk for heart, vascular and chronic disease. Take 15 minutes to find out for yourself
How is the test done?
Performed just like taking blood pressure- 15-minute test assesses endothelial function by comparing your arterial response before and after a pressure cuff is applied. The results are available in minutes. Watch your improvement over time. Simple – in office test Non-invasive-no catheters or needles, no radiation or nuclear exposure Quick – 15 minutes FDA-cleared Highly accurate & reproducible