What is EndoPAT?
EndoPAT is an Innovative, safe and non-invasive diagnostic device for Functional Vascular Health Assessment for both large and small arteries. It is the only FDA cleared non-invasive test to evaluate the level of Endothelial Function. Endothelial Dysfunction is recognized by the medical community as the critical junction between risk factors and clinical disease. It is the earliest detectable stage of cardiovascular disease. The EndoPAT ™ adds an important dimension to cardiovascular prevention by enabling physicians to reliably measure endothelial function and identify pathological cases of endothelial dysfunction at early stages. The EndoPAT measures changes in pressure that indicate changes in arterial blood volume and result in a value called EndoScore. The EndoPAT test, which can be performed in a doctor’s office, takes 15 minutes. The test is uniquely performed at the fingertip and proven to be accurate, sensitive and reproducible.
[leadEndoScore - independent risk factor that predicts heart disease [/lead] Results of the Endothelial Function test are automatically calculated and your EndoScore (an index of endothelial function) is generated, which indicates the present state of arterial health, or how well your arteries dilate in response to increased need for blood. Normal Endothelial Function means that arteries function well, and this has been shown to protect blood vessels from atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and plaque build-up. EndoScore was proven a novel independent risk factor that predicts heart disease beyond traditional risks such as Cholesterol and Hypertension and helps guide patient management.