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Jennie’s Corner- Vascular Diagnostics

Tuesday Sep 01, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness in

Septembers Featured Service: EndoPat
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. About 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S. every year are due to heart disease. These statistics are alarming! Most screening measures that doctors will do only catches those at high risk. What if you’re told that you have some chance of developing heart disease, wouldn’t you want to take the proactive measures necessary to prevent it? Learn more about the only FDA-approved non-invasive test that does so, called EndoPAT.

The EndoPAT is an innovative diagnostic device used to test for the functional vascular health of your large and small arteries. The American Heart Association reported that over 50% of coronary deaths had no previous symptoms, and about 50% of heart attacks were not considered “high risk” patients. The EndoPAT checks your endothelial function and is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive test to do so.

The endothelium is the inner lining of all blood vessels, and this test shows how well your arteries dilate in response to increased need for blood. This enables us to look a little more closely at your cardiovascular health and potentially catch those who may be at risk. It helps to assess heart disease risk and allows the patient to initiate preventative steps in order to keep it from progressing. The EndoPAT test takes only 15 minutes, and the results are automatically calculated. Currently, we are the only location in North Carolina that offers this innovative test. If you have a family history of heart disease, heart attack or stroke and are curious to know if you are in danger, come in for this test today and find out!

For more information on EndoPat, please contact:


Jennie Welner, RN, FNP

Jennie’s Corner- Vascular Diagnostics was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness