Cardiovascular Disease Screening Tools

There are numerous visual tools physicians use to determine heart function. An Electrocardiogram (ECG) measures the electrical conductivity of the heart at rest or with exercise.  An Echo-cardiogram provides a picture of the heart working in real time.

Other functional tools are equally important.

  • Arterial pulse wave analysis measures deep arterial pressure, thus providing an assessment of internal blood pressure.  This non-invasive test is provided in partnership with Dr. Devitt, DC.  Read more
  • Lipoprotein profile with cardiovascular risk factors.  A simple blood test can determine the types cholesterol you make. Do you make the most damaging form of LDL or the healthiest HDL? Is your LDL dangerously oxidized? Do you have high levels of Lp(a), c-reactive protein, ferritin, or homocysteine? These compounds are risk factors of cardiovascular disease.    Do you have high enough levels of cardio-protective nutrients Co-Q10 and Vitamin E?   Call for a comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Profile  208-275-0007.
  • Toxic Metal Screening.  Lead, cadmium, and mercury can adversely affect the cardiovascular system. These metals can cause oxidative stress to vessel linings, damage cholesterol, increase blood pressure, increase the risk of clots, increase risk of heart attack, and reduce key nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, and selenium. Removing these metals can benefit the cardiovascular system immensely. Dr. Rodgers is chelation certified and safely helps you remove toxic metals.