The New Biomarker for Heart Disease: Your RHI

Your Endothelial function knowledge is power.

We are one of the only clinics in New England that has this technology, the cost is $200. Schedule your Endopat test today and find out your RHI.

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  1. Number one killer
  2. More woman than men have died from heart disease since 1984.
  3. 50% of the people that die from heart disease have normal blood lipids-cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides.
  4. The one cell thick lining of your arterial system is called the endothelium.
  5. It is the largest endocrine organ in our body, and in square feet is actually the size of six tennis courts.
  6. The endothelium is the “brain” of your vascular system.
  7. It acts like the air traffic controller of your vascular system controlling your blood pressure, blood viscosity (thickness), and plaque formation/removal.
  8. Endothelial dysfunction precedes heart attacks and strokes by decades.
  9. The American Heart Association has called it “the risk factor of all risk factors”
  10. You can measure your arterial health with the revolutionary non-invasive arterial test called the ENDOPAT.
  11. The test takes 15 minutes and is best done first thing in the morning. To prepare you fast with nothing but water after your evening meal the night before you come to our office. Then you lie on the table with one probe on each index finger measuring the phethysmographic tone of your arteries.
  12. One arm is occluded with a blood pressure cuff for 5 minutes.
  13. The plethysmographic arterial tone (PAT) is measured upon reperfusion of your blood.
  14. Your reactive hyperemic index (RHI) is the resultant biomarker number.
  15. A healthy RHI is 1.68 or greater. This means your arterial rebound is elastic and pliable. RHI is an extremely efficient and well understood statistically significant biomarker.
  16. A lower number means you have endothelial dysfunction which requires dietary and nutritional intervention.