The SphygmoCor XCEL Pulse Wave Velocity Test provides a measurement of the arterial stiffness. Our arteries become stiffer as we age and as a result of certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, plaque deposition, and inflammation. Stiffer arteries can exacerbate cardiovascular disease as they cannot relax as well and thus transmit high blood pressures to the heart, brain and kidneys. There is a direct correlation of increased arterial stiffness and cardiovascular disease. Arterial stiffness can be improved with lifestyle changes, supplements, and prescription medications.
This test takes 15-20 minutes to perform and costs $60.
You will get your results which will include your central blood pressure measurement and your arterial stiffness score.
Further information on this test can be found at: http://atcormedical.com/patients/