Cardiovascular disease accounts for 1 out of every 3 deaths in the United States. It takes more lives than cancer. Every 40 seconds, an American will have a heart attack.
Heart attacks ($12.1 billion) and coronary heart disease ($9.0 billion) were 2 of the 10 most expensive conditions treated in US hospitals in 2013. (source: AHA)
In everyday life, we are presented with various stressors. And every day our cardiovascular system will react to those stressors, whether it be chemically, emotionally, or nutritionally.
Measuring Heart Health
Using a stethoscope, clinicians are only able to measure what they hear. With the Heart Sound Recorder, practitioners are able to see the sounds of the heart that are too subtle to hear or are out of range. We have this scanner in our office, which is a wellness device that will track nutritional deficiencies in the heart, the most important organ in the body when we think of wellness.
Every day, your heart beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. But, what if there is something in the way? What if your heart rate is too fast or too slow? How would you know if the rhythm is off, i.e., whether your heart is working too hard? How strong are your ventricles pushing that blood through? Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by seeing the rate, rhythm, and tone of the heart cycle on the graph.
❤️ Your nervous system controls the RATE at which your heart beats. One side of your nervous system (sympathetic) manages your “fight or flight” response and can accelerate your heart rate. The other side (parasympathetic) manages your “rest and digest” response and can slow your heart rate. You need a healthy balance of the two.
❤️ The RHYTHM of your heart should show a specific work to rest ration on the graph. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations are made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.
❤️ The TONE of your heart is referring to the strength of the ventricles as they push blood through your body. The height and the width of the ‘lub dub’ sound your heart makes on the graph, shows how efficiently your heart is pushing blood through your body and refilling to prepare for the next cardiac cycle.
How Do We Use Rate, Rhythm, and Tone Data?
We can monitor and observe the changes that stressors bring about. Whether we drink coffee, consume vitamins, eat sugar, or carry our cell phones in our pocket, these stressors will emit a change in frequency of the heart’s waveform. Once we’ve given you steps to improve your quality of life, the graphs allow us to compare the effectiveness of the changes you’ve made over time.
Below is an example of a Heart Sound Recorder printout. Based upon the imbalance in the heart’s waveform, different supplementation would be suggested. We start with your baseline recording, have you chew the recommended whole food nutritional support, and run a new scan 5 minutes later.
You will take the appropriate nutritional supplementation daily as we monitor the progress. Weekly scans have shown us that heart issues we deal with so commonly in our society are simply symptoms of nutritional deficiency and toxin overload.
In addition to the Heart Sound Recorder in office, we also offer a Heart Rate Variability scan. The green graph below shows a score of 10/7. A brief and basic interpretation of this graph shows that 10 out of 13 organ systems (horizontally along the bottom of the graph) are experiencing some kind of stress or burden. The right side of the graph going vertically from 1 down to 7 shows how well the body adapts to stress, injury, or illness. A score of 10/7 tells us that this person is among the “functionally ill” — meaning they are surviving life with their prescription medications and could benefit from some lifestyle modifications to improve their health scenario.
Try our 14-Day Heart Revitalization Program today!
The program includes:
- Three visits within 2 weeks.
- Two heart sound recorder scans run at each visit.
- Meal plan suggestions and food log.
Call today to schedule your Heart Sound Recorder scan or to register for our Heart Revitalization Program at 612-418-3801.