In osteopathic medicine, there is a saying: “The rule of the artery is supreme!” This means that in order for tissues to heal properly, they must have a good blood supply. Many patients with chronic neurological muscle disorder have slight imbalances in their blood supply, which a cardiovascular fitness test can detect. Vascular disease is a group of conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke and more. Everyone is at risk of developing vascular disease, so having your cardiovascular system evaluated professionally is crucial. If you are not tested, issues such abdominal aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis (hardened arteries) and carotid artery disease may go unnoticed, putting you at risk of heart attack, stroke and decreased circulation, which exacerbates pain syndrome and impairs the healing of musculoskeletal tissue.
Our cardiovascular test is quick, simple and noninvasive. Using a simple machine with a wrist sensor called the CVProfilor, we measure your artery elasticity, gain valuable information about the state of your aorta and other vessels and identify whether you have potential underlying vascular disease. After the cardiovascular fitness test is complete, we’ll review your printed results with you and offer customized recommendations on how to improve your cardiovascular health and prevent the onset of vascular disease. Our recommendations may include exercise, lifestyle changes, additional testing (such as a cardiovascular stress test) or visiting a specialist.
Discover cardiovascular profiling and other capabilities from an osteopathic physician. Call 212.838.8265 or use our Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from New York, Manhattan, Midtown, Queens, the Bronx and surrounding locations.