Conventional hypertension diagnostics, which only measures blood pressure, is too inaccurate. It does not sufficiently take into account that your cardiovascular system is a hydraulic system consisting of blood pressure and blood flow. For a better understanding, compare it to a bellows: blood pressure is the tension in the bellows, blood flow is the air escaping at the front. Both quantities result in the so-called vascular resistance, which is opposed to your blood flow. And this vascular resistance in turn regulates the so-called pressure control circuit, which distributes the blood in your body in a balanced manner, as well as the temperature control circuit, which ensures a stable body temperature, which is also essential for your emotional state.
So if only blood pressure is measured - without the equally important parameter of blood flow - and the underlying regulatory circuits are not understood, the resulting drug therapy is often not effective and associated with side effects. We can avoid this at Cardiopraxis .
With the help of various modern measuring methods, we can determine the processes in your cardiovascular system very precisely:
The arteriography examination takes about five minutes. During this time, the assistant places a special pneumatic blood pressure monitor on your arm. The device is able to derive the blood pressure in the aorta from this position. Comfortable and gentle, then - an invasive procedure is not necessary for this.
We use arteriography at Cardiopraxis mainly for differential diagnosis. Especially in people suffering from a disease of the aortic valves (for example, a stenosis) or basically from hypertension.
An elevated systolic augmentation index may be present, for example, in: