Cardiovascular disease, heart disease and heart attack
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia, with 45,392 deaths attributed to CVD in Australia in 2015. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes.
Cardiovascular disease is one of Australia’s largest health problems. Despite improvements over the last few decades, it remains one of the biggest burdens on our economy.
- is heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases
- kills one Australian every 12 minutes
- affects one in six Australians or 4.2 million
- CVD was the main cause for 480,548 hospitalisations in 2013/14 and played an additional role in another 680,000 hospitalisations
- claimed the lives of 45,392 Australians (nearly 30% of all deaths) in 2015 – deaths that are largely preventable
- lower socioeconomic groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those living in remote areas had the highest rate of hospitalisation and death resulting from CVD in Australia.
Coronary heart disease or heart disease:
- affects around 1.2 million Australians
- is the single leading cause of death in Australia
- claimed the lives of 19,777 Australians (12% of all deaths) in 2015
- kills one Australian every 27 minutes
- It is estimated over 400,000 Australians have had a heart attack at some time in their lives.
- Each year, around 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 10 minutes.
- Heart attack claimed 8,443 lives in 2015, or on average, 23 each day.
Max Pulse – A Cardiogram device that can detect early changes to heart health
Max Pulse is a TGA & FDA, Class II medical device that takes only 3 minutes to determine your level of CVD risk.
Through the use of a simple, non-invasive, painless finger probe, the Max Pulse measures pulse waveform and heart rate to determine the following cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system factors:
- Wave type
- Atherosclerotic progress
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
- Differential Pulse Wave Index (DPI)
- Eccentric Constriction (EC)
- Arterial Elasticity (AE)
- Remaining Blood Volume (RBV)
- Mean heart rate
- Stress score
- Stress levels
- Other indices
Peter will customise courses of therapy and protocols for those patients who are at risk based on their initial readings, and follow up with additional screenings by using the Max Pulse to track progress. It is a great tool for monitoring the “before and after” effects of changes in diet and lifestyle on these systems.