Aortic Stiffness is a ‘master metric’ well known to predict risk of death from all causes. Aortic Stiffness is known to be a surrogate measure of spinal flexibility and Inner Mobility. With youthful Aortic Stiffness there is full mobility of the spine, rib cage, diaphragm muscle and other core tissues allowing each breath to act as an engine of health.
With youthful Inner Mobility each breath compressed and releases the abdominal internal organs promoting organ micro circulation and organ function, with each breath air fills the lungs and blood returns to the heart, with each breath cerebrospinal fluid is pumped up the spine to nourish the brain.
Aortic Stiffness improves consistently with exercise, healthy diet and stress management. Tracking Aortic Stiffness allows individuals to objectively recognize the benefit of making healthy lifestyle choices on a daily basis.
Aortic Stiffness is usually measured using research grade equipment costing over $20K and requiring use of a trained technician. Having a simple to use and affordable way to measure Aortic Stiffness would lead to widespread use of this Master Metric by individuals and medical practitioners.
The iHeart Precision Oximeter www.goiheart.com is able to measure Aortic Stiffness using the fingertip arterial pulse signal. iHeart Oximeter measured Aortic Stiffness has been tested against gold standard Aortic Stiffness measurement systems and correlates well.