Why the vascular explorer? Knowing your vascular age and its benefits
Currently, about half of the adult population suffers from hypertension. It is known that high blood pressure can lead to serious heart disease, but associated diseases, such as blood vessel disease, are often underestimated.
Millions of people around the world are not aware that they have an underlying disease, and this is where the importance of having an annual medical check-up lies. Just like taking the car to the workshop to check it every 8 months, it is good that a doctor gives that check to your health. It is in this check-up where a physical examination, an anamnesis would be carried out, and where laboratories would be sent, and although it is one of the most important tools for the early diagnosis of many diseases, it has its limitations, especially with those diseases which, initially, have no symptoms or manifestations.
This is where tools such as the Enverdis “Vascular Explorer” come into play, which allow the detection by measuring the aortic pulse wave, ankle-brachial index, blood pressure and wave velocity, diseases such as arteriosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction of an early way. In other words, it makes it possible to detect potentially fatal diseases, at a stage where it is still reversible.
The vascular explorer exam is completely painless, non-invasive and stress-free, which can be performed in 15 minutes in the doctor’s office, and will provide your doctor with essential information for the diagnosis of possible vascular disease.
Another advantage offered by this test is that, in addition to providing a series of complex parameters that the doctor or cardiologist can analyze, it provides a simple visualization of the estimated vascular age vs. the chronological age at the time of measurement. This data can be used to keep an easy-to-understand follow-up of the medical treatment and physical exercise that has been carried out.
The “Vascular Explorer” is a small part of the great arsenal of tools that we have at HOPE 360 to diagnose patients in early stages, where the disease has not yet taken its toll. If you want to take control of your health, schedule an appointment at our clinic and find out about this and more tests available for the early detection of diseases.