What is the Arteriograph test?
It is a non-invasive method for a comprehensive diagnosis of the cardiovascular system.
Vascular calcification leads to stiffer arteries.
Increased stiffness of your aorta (main blood vessel) increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. By analysing the stiffness of your aorta it is possible to assess your risk of heart disease long before symptoms physically appear. Major study has found that More than 50% of heart attack patients have normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
The Aortic Pulse wave velocity assessment is used to assess the level of aortic stiffness. Elevated aortic PWV velocity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events.
Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity
Measures Aortic stiffness. The stiffer your arteries the greater your risk of heart attack and stroke. Aortic pulse wave velocity is a strong and independent prognostic marker of non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke and all-cause mortality.
Return time (RT) of aortic pulse wave
Reflects characteristics of aortic wall. Higher the stiffness the lower the RT
Central aortic blood pressure
The blood pressure in the Aorta. Evidence now suggests that central blood pressure is better related to future cardiovascular events than is brachial pressure
Aortic Augmentation Index
Assesses peripheral vascular tone (resistance) of the smaller arteries and arterioles. Can identify peripheral arterial disease at an early stage by detecting endothelium dysfunction.
Diastolic Reflection Area
Reflects perfusion of blood to heart from the coronary artery.