Beyond Cholesterol testing.
Beyond Plaque testing.
Finally, a blood test for the
leading cause of Heart Attacks:
Unstable Cardiac Lesion Rupture.
The PULS (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) Test measures the most clinically-significant protein biomarkers that measure the body's immune system response to arterial injury.3
These injuries lead to the formation and progression of cardiac lesions which may become unstable and rupture, leading to cardiac event.
PULS Comprehensive Cardiac Profile
What are Unstable Cardiac Lesions and how do they form?
Unstable Cardiac Lesions form within the artery wall over time, often without any signs or symptoms, through a process of continuous arterial injury and repair.4,5
Healthy artery wall
Artery wall with Unstable Cardiac Lesion in danger of rupturing
An unstable lesion begins to form when oxidized or damaged lipids bind and aggregate on the arterial surface, causing an injury.
PULS test results can help prevent a heart attack - starting now.
The PULS Test can provide your physician with valuable information that can be used to determine the most appropriate course of action according to clinical guidelines.
Your personalized 5-Year Cardiac Profile of Unstable Cardiac Lesion Rupture (Heart Attack).
Your “Heart Age” which shows your Cardiac Score relative to your Age and Gender group.
Recommended lifestyle modifications that may help maintain or improve your current cardiac health.
Start the conversation with your doctor
Take the first step towards better heart health.
Ask your doctor about the PULS Cardiac Test.
News & Articles
1.) Sachdeva, et al. Lipid levels in patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease: An analysis of 136,905 hospitalizations in Get With The Guidelines. AHJ. 2009; 157; Issue 1
2.) Kromhout, et al. Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease by Diet and Lifestyle. Circulation. 2002; 105: 893-898
3.) Nolan, et al. Analytical performance validation of a coronary heart disease risk assessment multi-analyte proteomic test. Expert Opin Med Diagn. 2013 Mar;7; Issue 2:127-36.
4.) Stary, et al. A Definition of Advanced Types of Atherosclerotic Lesions and a Histological Classification of Atherosclerosis. Circulation.1995; 92: 1355-1374
5.) van der Wal, Becker. Atherosclerotic plaque rupture – pathologic basis of plaque stability and instability. Cardiovascular Research. 1999 Feb 1; 41; Issue 2.