Cardiac Tests

The ‘Next Generation’

CardioTrace device is designed for use by the health professional or alternative practitioner to show users how exercise, diet, dietary  supplements and lifestyle can change the stiffness/elasticity of their arteries.

Vascular Age Measurement

The CardioTrace estimates the stiffness/elasticity of your arteries from the pulse waveform obtained at the finger (digital volume pulse DVP) with an infra-red sensor which is very easy to use.

The speed at which the pulse travels along the arterial tree is directly related to arterial stiffness/elasticity. Measuring the time it takes for the pulse waves to travel through the arterial system provides a simple but accurate way of measuring arterial stiffness/elasticity.

The shape of the volume waveform in the finger is directly related to the time it takes for the pulse waves to travel through the arterial tree. This very important observation is used by the CardioTrace and makes it a powerful non-invasive tool for the assessment of arterial stiffness/elasticity. Once the arterial stiffness is calculated from the pulse waveform it is compared with a database of arterial stiffness values from which the vascular age is determined.