Heart Health Screening

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, a staggering four out five Canadians over the age of 20 have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke.  The heart health screening test involves a Max Pulse test (plethysmography), which uses a high-tech sensor to determine the amount of plaque in a patient’s arteries.

Heart Health ScreeningThe screening also includes a heart-rate variability (HRV) test, an established, non-invasive method of assessing the cardiac autonomic nervous system.

By measuring minor variations in a patient’s heart rate, this test can help determine nervous system stress, a major contributing factor for heart disease.

Recent studies also suggest that patients’ performance on the HRV test can be improved through chiropractic care, showing the powerful effect that proper alignment can have on the body.

A heart health screening may be scheduled separately and can be done independent of other care.  For the most accurate results, avoid smoking and alcohol for at least four hours prior to your appointment, and ensure that you eat a balanced meal, as low blood sugar can affect test results.

Heart Health Screening with the Max Pulse is currently provided by Dr. Ross Andersen, retired naturopathic and chiropractic doctor now working as a licensed osteopathic practitioner, live blood analyst and SafeZone EMF protection consultant.  His office is right next door at 1339 St. Paul St. and you may book your appointment with him at 778-214-3444.

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