The CVProfilor: An easy-to-use, non-invasive System designed to provide physicians in the U.S. with a means for assessing a patient’s vascular health.

The CVProfilor® utilizes HD’s patented, proprietary and validated blood pressure waveform technology. The System is non-invasive, user-friendly, designed for use in U.S. physician offices and clinics, and involves no specific medical risk to the patient.

The System’s display screen and printer-generated CardioVascular Profile Report provide an independent assessment of the patient’s arterial elasticity or flexibility of both large and small arteries (referred to as C1 and C2 parameters, respectively).

The CVProfilor® provides a patient’s arterial elasticity indices which can be used in the assessment for underlying vascular disease.

Employing prototype Systems of the CVProfilor®, clinical investigators have demonstrated an age-related loss of elasticity of both the large and small arteries as well as a correlation between hardening of the arteries and vascular disease. This clinical research, conducted during the last decade and described in more than 300 scientific abstracts and articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals, suggests that “premature stiffening” of a patient’s arteries is a clinically sensitive marker for the early onset of cardiovascular disease.

Clinical studies have shown that patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease and diabetes exhibit a loss of arterial elasticity. Even a slight reduction in C2 or small arterial elasticity can be measured by the CVProfilor® System, and the early detection of such reductions appear to precede the overt signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease.

It is generally recognized by medical experts that healthy arteries are elastic and flexible, and that hardening or stiffening of arteries is associated with old age, poor health and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 74 million American adults have high blood pressure and that 34% of all deaths in the United States (as of 2006) can attribute cardiovascular disease as the underlying cause of death. Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of more than one and a half million heart attacks and strokes annually. Every 24 hours, more than 2,300 Americans die of disease involving the cardiovascular system – an average of one death every 38 seconds!

The CVProfilor® System is manufactured to ISO 13485 standards and is FDA approved