On Saturday 18th May, I attended the latest smartDNA workshop.
They have just released the PULS Cardiac Test which is endorsed by American cardiologists and helps to detect the number one cause of heart disease and strokes before you have any signs or symptoms.
PULS stands for protein unstable lesion signature and detects proteins that are generated by unstable arterial plaques.
Heart disease remains the number one cause of death and disability in both men and women despite recent improvements in disease management. There may be no signs or symptoms of a heart attack before it occurs, and 50% of heart attack victims have normal cholesterol. While we can diligently check for and treat elevated cholesterol and narrowed coronary arteries, the latest data reveals that the most common cause of a heart attack is not narrowing of the artery, but the rupture of an unstable lesion in the vessel wall.
The PULS Cardiac Test is a non-invasive way to detect the underlying causes of heart disease early-on, when prevention is most effective. It is a blood test that identifies people who are seemingly fit and healthy, but who have a high risk of heart disease. The test detects the initial arterial damage that leads to the rupture of unstable cardiac lesions. The PULS Cardiac Test measures multiple biomarkers of the immune system’s response to arterial damage, and predicts whether a cardiac lesion could rupture within 5 years.
The PULS Cardiac Test is available here at the Bradford Clinic, and for a short time only, smartDNA will include a complimentary expanded cholesterol sub-fraction test which distinguishes the good from the bad LDL cholesterol particles.
The PULS Cardiac Test can be repeated after appropriate prescribed lifestyle, dietary and pharmaceutical interventions have been put into place, to assess their effectiveness.
Dr Julie Bradford