What Is A CV Profiler?
The CV Profiler is a simple, painless, non-invasive, 5-minute procedure that Dr. Dennis Gage uses to measure blood vessel elasticity to detect early vascular disease. Any abnormalities are graded by severity of elasticity deterioration. Follow-up testing can measure the vascular response to Nutrition Therapy, smoking cessation, regular exercise, and medications. This machine provides risk assessment in patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.
“Seamless service experience — As a new patient, documentation, pre-tests, visit, blood work and payment were handled efficiently with patient and understanding professionals. I was there for 90 minutes running through a thorough examination and everything was explained to me prior, the immediate results and options were discussed comprehensively, and follow up on test results and appointments were communicated. Great bedside manner, and extremely knowledgeable in options and diagnoses.”
– Rishika A.
What Are The Benefits Of Cardiovascular Screenings?
Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than the next few causes of death combined. More than 1 million Americans suffer heart attacks each year; and yet, only half of them have high cholesterol or blood pressure. Less than 25% of stroke victims have high blood pressure, and 4 out of 5 of these patients are given no warning signs of the potential threat to their health.
Cardiovascular disease relates to the loss of blood vessel elasticity. In addition to causing severe acute events such as heart attack and stroke, inflexibility in the blood vessels is associated with sleep apnea, erectile dysfunction, Alzheimer’s, dementia, renal failure, angina, and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
Often, a major event is the first indicator of cardiovascular disease. A cardiovascular screening provides patients with the opportunity to catch the earliest warning signs of this condition: loss of artery elasticity. Cardiovascular screening assesses the elasticity of large and small arteries, thereby measuring the most sensitive indicator of cardiovascular disease. The screening assesses these markers without incurring medical risk to the patient. The early detection of arterial stiffening allows the patient to implement positive lifestyle changes to slow or halt the progression of atherosclerosis.
Who Should Have Cardiovascular Screenings?
Any person who has risk factors for cardiovascular disease could benefit from a cardiovascular screening. Risks include:
- Family history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Sedentary lifestyle
Screening helps patients establish a baseline understanding of arterial elasticity well before symptoms of cardiovascular disease development.
Advantages Of CV Profilers Over Other Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Multiple studies have concluded that a loss of arterial elasticity is a major indicator of coronary artery disease, heart failure, and hypertension. The CV profiler can identify even the slightest reduction in the elasticity of small and large arteries, and it does so without medical risks to the patient. This screening can identify the underlying vascular disease and the need for further diagnostic evaluation and preventive strategies, such as pharmaceutical or nutritional supplementation. The test is convenient and comfortable for patients and it provides immediate feedback to assist with:
- Identification of disease
- Measuring the severity of the disease
- Developing individualized therapy
- Assess the efficacy of ongoing therapy
What To Expect During Cardiovascular Screening
The CV profile test is performed in the office. The device uses sophisticated technology that assures patient comfort and accurate measurement of vital data. For the test, the patient reclines comfortably in a chair. A small wrist sensor is fastened in place to allow the device to measure various vital signs. Upon measurement, the machine displays a reading that can be immediately interpreted.
How Long Does A CV Profile Test Take?
This test takes only a few minutes. Patients can return to normal activities immediately after their screening.