April 14, 2023

Can a Daily Cup of Blueberries Improve Arterial Stiffness?

A new study shows blueberries can improve vascular health and boost cognition.
April 5, 2023

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease May Have Lower Risk of Heart Attack 

In honor of Parkinson’s disease awareness month, we wanted to cast a spotlight on a potential silver lining of this devastating illness: It may lower the […]
April 5, 2023

Diversity in FDA Clinical Trials Gets a Boost From New Legislation 

Clinical trials have historically fallen short of consistently and adequately representing diverse populations across therapeutic areas. On average, 75% of clinical trial participants are white, 8% […]
April 5, 2023

Neighborhood Impacts on Healthcare Disparities

Studies show people who live in poor neighborhoods have a much high risk of cardiovascular disease. While  the quality of healthcare is generally improving across the […]
April 5, 2023

Inherent Vascular Differences May Increase CVD Risk in Black Americans

Why are African Americans more prone to heart disease? While lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise obviously play a role, genetic differences in arterial function […]
March 20, 2023

How Cardiovascular Health Impacts Covid Outcomes

On the third anniversary of the WHO’s declaration of a global pandemic, we explore the relationship between high blood pressure and the risk of serious illness […]
March 17, 2023

How Sleep Affects Cardiovascular Health

In recognition of Sleep Awareness month, we are casting a spotlight on an important but often overlooked fact: Quality sleep has a profound impact on cardiovascular […]
March 17, 2023

The Importance of Central Blood Pressure

In the United States, one person dies every 40 seconds from cardiovascular disease, according to the CDC. And the problem is just getting worse: Between 2005-2018, the […]
March 17, 2023

High Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s Disease

Research shows vascular health plays a strong role in cognitive decline. Here’s everything you need to know. More than six million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, […]
March 16, 2023

Understanding Digital Vascular Biomarkers: What Is Pulse Pressure?

The maximum pressure of the heart when beating is known as systolic pressure. Between heartbeats, when the heart relaxes, the pressure is known as diastole. Pulse […]
March 15, 2023

Understanding Digital Vascular Biomarkers: What Is Augmentation Index?

An indirect measure of arterial stiffness that increases with age, your augmentation index reflects the burden your stiff arteries place on the heart. Chronic stress on […]
February 27, 2023

Arterial Stiffness: A Complete Overview

Studies show rigid arteries are closely associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic diseases. Here’s how digital vascular biomarkers can help detect […]
January 11, 2023

What Retired Female Boxer Daisy Lang Can Teach Us About Aging Well

Professional athletes are typically seen as icons of health and fitness. But what happens when these uber-fit competitors retire? As they adopt a more sedentary life, studies show […]
January 11, 2022

Congestive Heart Failure – 6 Things You Need to Know

More than 6.2 million Americans1 have a heart that cannot pump enough blood through their body to support the health and function of their heart and […]
December 7, 2021

Vascular Age: How Old Are You Really? It’s All in the Pulse

“A man is only as old as his arteries.” -William Osler, M.D., the father of modern medicine We’ll have to forgive Dr. Osler for his sexist […]
March 16, 2021

Three things women should know about their heart health

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women worldwide and a leading cause of illness and death. Each year it affects more than half a […]
September 17, 2020

What’s a Better Indicator of Cardiovascular Risk—Coronary Calcium or Arterial Stiffness?

When it comes to determining overall cardiovascular health and the risk for cardiovascular disease, which factors are the most predictive of outcomes? This key question is […]
August 31, 2020

COVID-19 and Heart Damage: Latest Studies

As researchers, clinicians, and the general public struggle to understand the nature and direction of COVID-19, new clues and insights are emerging all the time. Case […]
June 23, 2020

Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in the Face of COVID-19

It has been many years since the global healthcare system faced a challenge on the scope and scale of COVID-19, which is caused by severe acute […]
April 14, 2020

COVID-19 and Hypertension: Should You Still Be Taking Your Meds?

In view of the often confusing and conflicting conversations surrounding the use of hypertensive medication during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to address those concerns.  In […]
March 13, 2020

Can Central Blood Pressure Predict Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

A recent study that reported on a comparison between central blood pressure (CBP) and brachial blood pressure (BBP) when it comes to determining cerebrovascular disease found […]
January 6, 2020

Arterial Stiffness and Alzheimer’s Disease – What’s the Link?

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most challenging and disconcerting medical conditions known to humans. It has this distinction not because it is physically painful (although […]
December 17, 2019

What is Vascular Aging?

Consider two men, both 60 years old, but one of them looks about a decade younger than the other. Why? Many factors can be involved, ranging […]
August 18, 2019

Measuring Brachial Blood Pressure vs Central Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness – What Works Best?

It’s no secret: high blood pressure is currently the most reliable and strongest modifiable risk factor known to medicine for cardiovascular disease. In fact, evidence suggests […]
June 20, 2019

Understanding Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure and the Benefits of Measuring Central Blood Pressure (cBP)

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure and think you have it under control, there’s a good chance are you are wrong. In fact, according […]
June 7, 2019

What is SphygmoCor?

(Pronounced si –fig-ma-core)  SphygmoCor® is the global gold standard technology for assessing the shape of the pulse and the stiffness of the arteries at a person’s […]
May 30, 2019

How to Reduce Your Risk of Arterial Stiffness

Recently I came across several articles concerning new research on arterial stiffness. One of the latest appeared in the April issue of the American Journal of […]
May 30, 2019

Why 24-Hour Blood Pressure Control Matters

I believe it’s important to have your finger on the pulse of events and circumstances in your life, and your blood pressure is no exception. In […]
May 7, 2019

New Blood Pressure Guidelines and How To Control BP Naturally

In the weeks before Thanksgiving, the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines, which significantly changed the percentage of people now classified as having high […]
April 5, 2023

Patients with Parkinson’s Disease May Have Lower Risk of Heart Attack 

In honor of Parkinson’s disease awareness month, we wanted to cast a spotlight on a potential silver lining of this devastating illness: It may lower the […]