High blood pressure or hypertension can increase the likelihood of health complications such as heart attack, heart disease, atherosclerosis, stroke and congestive heart failure, among others. Hypertension often goes unnoticed and can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels.
The BPro heart screening takes only a few minutes to perform, is non-invasive and is very simple and completely pain free. BPro is a small hand held devise that resembles a large wrist watch. It is placed on your wrist and a sensor begins to collect pulse data. A very sophisticated laser diode reads and calculates a Wave Form signal in aortic artery. It gives an indication of elasticity of large, small and peripheral artery walls. Also data for stress will be recorded. the procedure lasts approximately 20 minutes, so you can sit back, relax and have a nice chat while all cardiovascular data are collected.
Immediately after your screening your results will be made available to you in a convenient presentation folder for you to keep. We will recommend some life style changes and discuss various diet. Depends on results you may be referred to your doctor for further tests.
How does the BPro work?
The innovate BPro system instantly and accurately measures your cardiovascular health. Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic and blood runs through our veins and trough they were lined with Teflon. As we age and as a result of various lifestyle and dietary factors, this Teflon coating starts to get sticky, like velcro, and this leads to many health-risks.
BPro Heart screening measures Central Aortic Systolic Pressure (CASP). This data is translated into clinically diagnostic related information that can help the technician identify whether you have potential underlying cardiovascular issues. When arteries stiffen, they are more likely to clog and cause severe health problems. Our BPro heart screening device also measures the rAI. The rAI is the Radial Augmentation Index. It is measure of how elastic our arteries are. As we age, our arteries begin to stiffen and loose elasticity. Stress, lifestyle and various other factors can accelerate this process. The BPro provides critical information for you that can help you identify problems before they become a life threatening health risk.
Accurate reliable readings
BPro Technology has been validated by the Association of Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the European Society of Hypertension as well as the National Heart Centre of Singapore. It is FDA certified, CE MOD approved and also approved by the British Hypertension Society.
The information provided by our BPro screenings can help doctors decide whether more invasive investigations are required thereby saving patients further unnecessary trauma. Our BPro heart screening is a major advance in science for monitoring the cardiovascular health of people without the need for invasive and traumatic procedures.
We provide heart health screenings at our ECI Health Centre in Goatstown and in selected locations throughout Ireland. We also cam provide this service at group meetings, corporate offices, fitness clubs, schools and colleges nationwide. Our clinic is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We can also arrange evening and Saturday screenings.
To discuss any of above in more detail or to make a booking please call 01 205 1050