Fingers Hold the Key to Heart Health

A physiologist from the University of Iowa has created a new method for checking the condition of the heart. This method can measure the stiffness of the aorta through the fingers. Stiffness of the aorta is a usual factor involved in heart disease.

The process was developed by Gary Pierce who is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Physiology in the university.

According JENNIFER PATTERSON for, “Currently, physicians see whether a patient has a hardened aorta by recording a pulse from the carotid artery, located in the neck, and the femoral artery, which is located in the groin.”

The new method of using the pulse on the finger is much more convenient, especially when dealing with obese patients.

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