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  • Writer's pictureDr. Alla Arutcheva

“VedaPulse” new pulse variability measurement device for heart health and health in general

We are including new diagnostic biofeedback tool, VedaPulse to our holistic body health assessment. VedaPulse measures the heart rate variability (HRV) every millisecond. This allows evaluating heart health, adaptation and stress level, and all body systems health. HRV also is the best marker of aging process

Heart Rate Variability analysis method is recommended by European Society of Cardiology and North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology.

The pulse wave is considered a core component of diagnostic methods used in Ayurveda, traditional Chinese and Korean medicine for thousands of years.

By diagnosing the pulse, trained practitioners can gather elaborate physiological and pathological information on the cardiovascular system, organ functions, patients' constitution, emotional conditions, behavioral patterns, and previous illness, as well as body's homeostatic balance.

In recent years, diverse research studies have investigated scientific approaches to pulse measurement, especially using pulse diagnostic devices able to categorize pulse patterns by analyzing pulse wave variation [Kown S. et al.2010], and characteristics of pulse waves in specific disorders [Choi Y. S., et al. 2008, Kim G. C., et al 2008,2010,2012].

Researchers have used the measure of heart rate variability as a marker for health, aging and wellbeing of individuals (Vaschillo E, et al.2002). It was found that HRV characterizes not only heart health but all other body organs and system health [Papaioannou T. G. et al. 2010].

The HRV is influenced by many several factors like chemical, hormonal and neural modulations, circadian changes, exercise, emotions, even posture. It is found that lowered HRV is associated with aging, decreased autonomic activity, hormonal tonus, specific types of autonomic neuropathies (e.g. diabetic neuropathy) and increased risk of sudden cardiac death after acute heart attack.

The adaptation of the heart rate depend on changing environmental factors and carried out by the activity of different body’s regulatory subsystems [Porta A, et al 2001, Voss A, et al 2009).

What’s the difference between HR and HRV?

Heart rate (HR) is measured in beats per minute.

While heart rate focuses on the average beats per minute, heart rate variability (HRV) measures beats in milliseconds (ms) and is called an “R-R interval”. Generally, a low HRV (or less variability in the heart beats) indicates that the body is under emotional or physical stress, psychological events, or other internal or external stressors.

Higher HRV (or greater variability between heart beats) usually means that the body has a strong ability to tolerate stress or is strongly recovering from prior accumulated stress. At rest, a high HRV is generally favorable and a low HRV is unfavorable.

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