Cardio pulse-wave analysis is the latest technology in non-invasive vascular and cardiac screening.
Typically your blood pressure is taken by a blood pressure cuff on the arm and measures a single beat of your heart on the brachial artery at a single moment in time.
There is a means to get a more accurate picture of your blood pressure.
The BPro device used for cardio pulse-wave screening shows you the condition of your heart and the flexibility of your arteries by measuring central aortic systolic pressure, the pressure at the centre of your heart. This is a more accurate measurement of your blood pressure than standard blood pressure.
The BPro also measures the stiffness of your arteries for your age. This can help identify cardiovascular risk and provide critical information to detect problems before they become dangerous or life threatening. When a problem is found early it becomes much easier to treat and may lead to a better quality of life.
In recent clinical trials the non invasive BPro has been proven to be 99.17 per cent as accurate as an invasive angiogram in the measurement of blood pressure.
Screening is advisable if you have a family history of heart disease, stroke, or diabetes, or if you have concerns about your heart and blood pressure.
This accurate test takes about 15 minutes to perform but it could add years to your life.
You can have a non-invasive BPro analysis test done on Friday May 17 or Saturday May 18. To book an appointment with a registered nurse call Aine Delaney SRN at Health & Herbs, 9 Sea Road, Galway, on 087 7965070.