The Future BEYOND Blood Pressure Measurement starts Now – Pulse Wave Phenotyping

In the last 150 years, our life span has almost doubled. Blood pressure measurement contributed greatly to this by enabling treatment of existing heart and artery diseases and is still the most frequently performed medical examination in the cardiovascular field worldwide. Nevertheless, on average the last 25 years of everybody’s life are dominated by cardiovascular diseases. But the future allows us to go far beyond blood pressure measurement.

Today’s blood pressure measurement only detects heart and artery health problems when they are already established, i.e. high blood pressure. That’s because only the peak (systole) and bottom (diastole) pressures of the underlying pulse waves are assessed. Current measurement doesn’t evaluate all features of the pulse wave. This makes the examinations too imprecise for individual diagnosis, predictive medicine and useless to further maximize the health span, the years free of chronic diseases, in our life.

Now it is time to maximize the health span
by using Pulse Wave Phenotyping.

Our algorithms analyze the entire topography, shape, and characteristics of the pulse waves. This method is called Pulse Wave Analysis and makes it possible to detect underlying functional changes in the heart, vessels, or hemodynamic regulation long before blood pressure rises. By combining all findings to an individual Pulse Wave Phenotype, we enable assessing the lifetime risk for cardiovascular diseases, predictive diagnosis, and efficient prevention.

Fig.: The cardiovascular phenotype beyond blood pressure values