Dennis L. Streeter, D.O., F.A.A.O.S
General Surgeon & BioTE Certified Provider located in Merrillville, IN
Are you proactive about your health? Half of the victims of sudden cardiac death are under age 65. However, detecting a problem in your health early on could help prevent a traumatic event. Dr. Dennis L. Streeter in Merrillville, Indiana, offers Max Pulse, an innovative screening that helps detect the early signs of cardiovascular disease. Call Dr. Streeter today, or schedule an appointment online.
Max Pulse Q & A
What is arteriosclerosis?
Your arteries carry oxygen and nutrients in the blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Arteriosclerosis occurs when these blood vessels become thick and stiff, sometimes restricting blood flow to your organs and tissues.
When your arteries are healthy, they are flexible and elastic. However, as you age, your arterial walls can harden.
What is the Max Pulse?
Max Pulse is a cardiovascular screening device. It takes Dr. Streeter only three minutes to run the Max Pulse to detect arteriosclerosis and protect your health.
The Max Pulse utilizes pulse wave analysis technology. This system follows your blood's pulse wave from the time it leaves your heart and travels through your blood vessels, all the way down to your finger. The pulse wave is a snapshot of your cardiovascular system, and it evaluates arterial elasticity or stiffness. Arterial stiffness is a major cardiovascular risk factor related to atherosclerosis.
What does the Max Pulse analyze?
The wave patterns of the Max Pulse indicate the current status of your blood flow, as well as the state of your arteries. By checking your overall cardiovascular health, this screening analyzes:
- Heart rate variability and your average heart rate
- Overall elasticity or stiffness of your large, small, and peripheral arteries
- Arteriosclerosis progress
- Blood circulation
- Mental stress, physical stress, and resistance to stress
Who should receive the Max Pulse screening?
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States — for both men and women. This year, more than 920,000 people will suffer from a heart attack, and nearly half of the episodes will occur without any prior symptoms or warning signs. Max Pulse can help detect issues that lead up to problems like a heart attack.
If you have diabetes, you’re at risk for diabetic vascular disease, which refers to the development of blockage in your arteries. Heart disease and stroke are the top causes of death and disability among people suffering from diabetes. Max Pulse can show if your blood is circulating properly.
Take a preventive approach to heart disease with Max Pulse and protect your health today. Early detection could save your life. Call Dr. Streeter or request a consultation online.
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