PULS Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Cholesterol testing alone does not detect Heart Disease
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.
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 does the test detect damage within the artery?
When the lining of the artery is damaged, the body’s immune system is activated, causing a cardiac lesion to form. The PULS Cardiac Test measures multiple biomarkers of the immune system’s response to arterial damage, and predicts whether a cardiac lesion could rupture within a 5-year period.
How is the test different from other tests for Heart Disease?
The PULS Cardiac Test is the only test that is powerful enough to:
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.