5 Mins Cardiovascular Status Analysis

5 Mins Cardiovascular Test/Arterial Stiffness Index Analysis Test to detect Heart disease and stress level.

For many people, their first cardiovascular symptom is a heart attack or stroke. This is due to the fact that you cannot feel your arteries stiffen.

Now we can easily screen for the precursors to Heart Disease and other cardiovascular issues with an FDA approved, non-invasive 5-minute test as a vital part of Preventive Care.

This test uses an Infra-Red Sensor, attached to a machine, will analyze the pulse waves from the capillaries at the fingertip and using a special algorithm gives us information about the nature of the artery wall, the probable level of block inside the vessel, heart rate variability, nature of the Autonomic nervous system, arrhythmias and also the possible future risk factors.

Early detection of arterial wall stiffness, Biological age of arteries, Information regarding the efficacy of treatment choices and a tool to monitor the arterial wall response to lifestyle changes/reduction of cardiovascular risk factors.

5 Mins Cardiovascular Status Analysis Test

Arterial Waveform Analysis, holds the promise of detecting vascular disease at the earliest stages when subtle changes in the arterial wall provide what appears to be an early marker for vascular disease.

Arterial waveform analysis has the potential to assist physicians in positively identifying individuals who exhibit the development of vascular disease and begin appropriate treatment – long before symptoms or clinical signs appear.

Arterial waveform analysis may also help physicians improve management of the pharmacological therapy for their patients and aid in efforts to better utilize healthcare resources by allowing therapy to begin much earlier in the disease process when lifestyle changes and/or lower-cost treatments are most beneficial.

Heart Rate Variability, or HRV, is a measurement of the interaction between the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and the parasympathetic (“relaxation”) nervous system in the overall autonomic nervous system.

HRV reflects the heart’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances by detecting and quickly responding to unpredictable stimuli. It measures theoverall health and well-being and reflects on how the body adapts to perform at maximum efficiency.

Decreased HRV implies a decreased ability to respond to changes in the environment. Too much consistency in heart rate (less variability) is often associated with dysfunction and disease as well as a higher mortality rate in both healthy and unhealthy subjects.

Thus it can be shown to be a strong predicator of all-cause mortality. The heart is not just a simple pump, but a complex sensory organ with its own functional “heart brain” that communicates with and influences the brain via the nervous system, hormonal system and other pathways.

Research has shown that these influences profoundly affect brain function and most of the body’s major organs. Science now confirms that stress significantly increases the risk of heart disease, including sudden cardiac death.

Unmanaged emotional stress is equally if not more important than physical variables in determining health outcomes. A conservative estimate is that 75% of visits to primary care physicians are due to stress-related disorders.

A number of studies have demonstrated that patients with anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) consistently show lower HRV, even when not exposed to a trauma-related prompt. Importantly, this relationship existed independent of age, gender, trait anxiety, cardio-respiratory fitness, heart rate, blood pressure and respiration rate.


What information can we get from ASI/Pulse wave analysis test?
  • Pulse Rate
  • Arterial Elasticity
  • Cardiovascular Aging
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Physical Stress, Mental Stress, Stress Resistance
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Balance
How is this Test Done?

With the client seated in a comfortable chair, an Infrared sensor is attached to the left index or middle finger which is similar to the Pulse oximeter and the Pulse wave analyzer is started. The analyzer runs for about a minute and the result is printed out from the attached printer.

The whole process takes about 3 to 5 minutes.

Who can take this Test?

Every single individual can undergo this regardless of their health status and age to identify the aberrations in the blood vessel wall, Heart rate variability, Nature of the Autonomic nervous system reflecting the stress which can give us an insight into possible future complications of diseases as well as some of the causes of present illness the individual is suffering from.

What is the duration of the Test and when will the Report be ready?
The complete process of Plethysmography takes about 8 to 10 minutes max. The reports can be stored for future reference and printed immediately.
Can the Test diagnose a Disease?

It cannot diagnose an individual disease but it can give us a clear indication of the status of the Vascular status and the status of the autonomic nervous system and the level of STRESS.

To schedule for Diagnostic Tests, fill in your details on the form and submit it Or call us on the number given in the form.