Patient Test Results
This is the report generated by the Cardio Wave Analyzer which scores the patient as to arterial flexibility on a one to seven scale and also scores the patients stress levels including factoring in how well they are dealing with the their stress. Their arterial health, their mental and physical stress levels, autonomic balance and their ectopic heart beats and any heart weakening will all show up right on this one report.
The Left Side of the Report Covers Stress and Nervous System Balance
The HRV Tachogram: Presents the fluctuation of the heart rate during the 3 minute test. The variation in heart beats is influenced by constant AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM regulation of the heart. A more erratic reading indicates more Heart Rate Variability and a healthier heart versus a reading that is monotonous or evenly level. (Very stressed people have less variability in their heartbeat).
TP VLF LF HF Bar Graphs: Total Power / Very Low Frequency/Low Frequency/High Frequency. Shows the analysis of your heartbeats, dividing them into categories for evaluation.
SNS/PNS Bar Graphs: SNS (sympathetic nervous system) & PNS (parasympathetic) Balance. SNS and PNS ratio is normally at around 6:4 ratio between SNS and PNS. Higher SNS: nervous, anxiety, agitation, excitement, in-creasing blood pressure, headache, etc. A lower SNS and a high PNS can indicate acute fatigue or chronic fatigue which can indicate an underlying condition.
The Power Spectral Density: (Not normally used for interpretation – other bar graphs are drawn from this information) Shows levels of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic activity and their balance. Power in the 4 frequency bands analyzed.
Physical Stress: An estimation of how much physical stress the patient is experiencing.
Mental Stress: An estimation of how much mental stress the patient is experiencing.
Stress Resistance: How well your body is dealing with the stress that it is under. More physically healthy and robust individuals can handle higher levels of stress imbalance. Poor stress resistance shows the patient is not healthy enough to withstand their stress levels and should take action to reduce stress and improve overall health and fitness.
Score of Your Stress: Gives patient Overall Stress Score that takes into account stress levels and stress resistance. Low stress and high stress resistance gives the best score (lowest number). Allows the the practitioner to determine if actions is needed to bring stress levels down into normal or optimal ranges. Score if from 1 -100 where 1 is perfectly balanced with good resistance to any stressors and 100 is the most unbalanced and the lowest score.
Right Side of the Report Covering Arterial Health
Heart Rate(HR): How many beats per minute for one’s heart. The mean or average beats per minute is normally in the 60-90 range for adults.
Artifact Beat: The number of irregular or unrecognizable heartbeats is shown here. If more than 5, the test should be retaken making sure the patient does not move or talk. If the irregular beats remain, patient might have an arrhythmia. Artifact beats should be lower than 5 for the test to be considered accurate.
Aging Vascular Health: Describes the patients wave form and shows the percentage of heartbeats that fell into each waveform. Type 1 is perfect arterial and cardio health and the levels progress downwards as the arteries harden and the heart weakens until reaching the lowest level of health at Type 7.
DPI (Differential Pulse Wave Index): Represents the overall health of the cardiovascular system.
EC (Eccentric Constriction): Represents the contraction power of vessels from the left ventricle.
AE (Arterial Elasticity): Represents the blood circulation that is analyzed as well as the vascular elasticity and the resistance o f the vessels.
RVB (Remaining Blood Volume): Represents the remaining blood in the vessels after systolic contraction of the heart.
WaveType: Shows the dominant wave type. This is calculated as the Wave Type with the most number of heartbeats. For fuller understanding look at the percentages in the Aging Vascular Health Above.
Screen Views from the CardioWA
Before printing the report you can review the patient information on the initial screens. These screens present the Arterial information first, then the Stress Score information.