Fifty-percent of Heart Attack victims have normal cholesterol. Cholesterol testing often misses patients because it does not measure arterial damage or inflammation that is caused by additional risk factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking or substance abuse, and stress. Continuous arterial damage/inflammation over time leads to the formation and progression of cardiac lesions that can become unstable and prone to rupture. Unstable lesion rupture is the #1 cause of Heart Attacks.
Cholesterol Testing alone does not detect heart disease
What is the puls cardiac test?
The PULS Cardiac Test is a blood test that identifies people who are seemingly healthy, but who have a high risk of Heart Disease. The test detects the early stages of Heart Disease by detecting the initial arterial or endothelial damage leading to unstable cardiac lesion rupture – the #1 cause of Heart Attacks.
How is the test different from other tests for heart disease?
The PULS Cardiac Test is the only test that is powerful enough to:
- Detect arterial/endothelial damage that leads to the formation of cardiac lesions.
- Analyze disease stage and risk factors contributing to disease progression.
- Predict the likelihood a cardiac event could occur in the next 5 years.
How do you know your heart is healthy?
Heart Disease remains the #1 cause of death and disability in both men and women despite recent improvements in disease management.
- Most often there are no signs or symptoms of a Heart Attack before one occurs.
- 50% of Heart Attack victims have normal cholesterol.
- The recent AHA Get With the Guidelines® study showed that 70% of people who had a cardiac event requiring hospitalization had cholesterol levels that were within target levels.
- The latest data reveals the most common cause of Heart Attacks is not narrowing of the artery, but the rupture of unstable cardiac lesions. Seventy-five percent of Heart Attacks are caused by unstable cardiac lesion rupture.
- Most lesion rupture occurs in arteries with insignificant narrowing.
Heart disease is 80% preventable. PULS Cardiac Test results empower your physician with information that can help prevent or reverse disease.
- Cardiac Profile – Indicates level of arterial damage or inflammation, and the likelihood a cardiac event could occur within 5 years.
- Expected Score – Expected cardiac score for someone of your same age and gender.
- Heart Age – The average age of people with your Cardiac Profile score.