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Infra-red finger sensor for CardioCheck CardioCheck
Medical Science has achieved a remarkable breakthrough in the fight against cardiovascular disease, one of the main causes of premature death in the Western world.

The CardioCheck™ can alert to the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke by testing the health of the main arteries, in just a few minutes.
The CardioCheck™ unit has undergone clinical trials at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and is able to determine the condition of the main arteries by measuring their elasticity, a key indicator for identifying cardiovascular disease (CVD). This amazing new technology tests for endothelial dysfunction and large artery stiffness, both recognised as significant risk factors for predicting major cardiovascular events. The data provided by CardioCheck™ may be extremely valuable in helping to:

Assess cardiovascular health

Monitor the progress of vascular disease

Monitor the effect of targeted supplements or medication

Monitor the effect of changes to lifestyle and general diet

CardioCheck™ is probably the most accurate, non-invasive diagnostic tool available that can establish not only the relative health of major arteries, but also monitor the effects of any ongoing therapy, treatment or dietary changes.

Medical experts believe this method of testing arterial wellness could be instrumental in saving many lives in the years ahead, as well as helping to make a significant impact on the early diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.
To conduct the test, an infrared sensor is clipped on to the index finger. No discomfort  is experienced as a harmless infrared light is transmitted through the finger. CardioCheck™ then gathers data via the sensor and analyses the condition of the cardiovascular system. Sample data gathered from a cross section of healthy subjects is stored in the device, which serves as a benchmark for comparing the results from each test. CardioCheck™ uses these results to estimate the relative 'age' of the arteries. For example, an apparently healthy male aged 35 with no known history of cardiovascular disease could actually have the arteries typical of a man aged 65. This result would indicate a premature aging or stiffness of the main arteries that had not been previously diagnosed.

What happens next?

If the arteries are found to be stiffer than normal for a person’s age, they will be given lifestyle advice to help to improve vascular health. This may involve simple dietary changes, increasing exercise or taking food supplements.  After three months, a follow-up test is recommended to assess any improvement  through making those changes.


The CardioCheck™ medical device is used as part of our health screening package to anyone under 70 years of age.


If you are interested in the technical data for the CardioCheck™, click here.

The CardioCheck