The incidence of cardiovascular (CVD) disease has been increasing in America over the past few decades and yet the gold standard of medical therapy has focused primarily on cholesterol levels. Studies have demonstrated that there is in fact a wide array of complex metabolic processes that contribute to cardiovascular insufficiency including inflammation, oxidative stress and immune vascular dysfunction. The complexity of cardiac disease can benefit from an assessment genomics, diet and lifestyle, but also a comprehensive view of gut flora and issues of digestion and absorption, possible metabolic impairments and nutritional deficits for a complete clinical picture.
Utilizing early detection testing such as Endopat can identify high risk patients before symptoms arise. This is a non -invasive test which can be done in our office. For more information look up EndoPAT in Itamar Medical website