The SPhENo-Cardiograph: A Revolutionary New Heart Health Test
Local Vancouver medical device company Heart Force Medical has recently received approval from Health Canada for their SPhENo-Cardiograph device. This machine offers a groundbreaking, fast and accurate method of assessing heart health. Sage Clinic now has a SPhENo-Cardiograph device available for patients in both our Vancouver and Victoria clinics.
The SPhENo-Cardiograph measures timing events that occur during each heartbeat. These timing events are the basis of the Heart Health Test and include:
- The time from when the heart is stimulated to contract
- The time at which the aortic valve opens
- The time at which the aortic valve closes
It has been researched, proven and published in high impact journals, including a study in Circulation done by cardiologists, that small changes in these timing events are indicative of established heart disease.
The SPhENo-CardiographTM assesses the Systolic Time Interval or STI Ratio. This Ratio highlights where a patient falls along a range of values form 0.24 to >0.42.
Based on published clinical papers Heart Force Medical subdivides this range into Normal, Monitor and Refer levels to assist the clinician in the interpretation of the result. The naturopathic physician can then use this information to counsel and advise patients about their heart health and create individualitzed treatment strategies.
The Heart Force Medical Heart Health Test is a simple, accurate, non-invasive and proactive assessment of cardiac performance. The only way to secure the equivalent data and assessment is to be referred by your General Practitioner to a Cardiologist for an echocardiograph assessment. If interested please contact Sage Clinic to schedule a test.
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Precordial Vibrations Provide Noninvasive Detection of Early-Stage Hemorrhage
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Systolic time intervals as simple echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular systolic performance: correlation with ejection fraction and longitudinal two-dimensional strain
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