Arteriograph Improves Cardiovascular Risk Assessments
The main cause of heart attacks and strokes is the buildup of fatty deposits, called plaque, in the blood vessels that supply the heart and brain. This condition is known as atherosclerosis.
Identifying individuals at high risk of severe atherosclerosis through proper non-invasive assessments is crucial to preventing its progression to the severe and expensive symptomatic stage.
The central focus of the aforementioned assessments is to measure central hemodynamic parameters. Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (PWVao), Augmentation Index (AIx), and Central Systolic Blood Pressure (SBPao) each contribute to solving the puzzle, providing a better understanding of the most crucial organization in the human body—the cardiovascular system.
The need for a non-invasive yet comprehensive method for these parameters gave rise to the idea of Arteriograph. Using this device provides us with extensive data reports that enable informed decisions about further therapeutic interventions.
What is Pulse Wave Analysis (PWA)?
Arteriograph is the gold standard device for measuring Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (PWVao), Central Systolic Blood Pressure (SBPao) and Aortic Augmentation Index (AIXao)
Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (PWVao) is determined by the characteristics of the aortic wall. The stiffer the aortic wall, the faster the PWVao is. This parameter can indicate existence of asymptomatic atherosclerosis.