As we age, our bodies become more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases, and we should routinely examine our cardiovascular health. The UNO Vascular Research Lab in the School of Health & Kinesiology offers a vascular fitness assessment, which includes measurements of blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and endothelial function.
Blood pressure: high blood pressure, specifically hypertension, is strongly associated with increased risks for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Arterial stiffness: arterial stiffness is the hardening of the arteries, and stiffening of the arteries is thought to be connected to stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular diseases.
Endothelial function: the endothelium is the single-cell lining on the inside of you blood vessels, and endothelial dysfunction is strongly associated with cardiovascular diseases.
By getting your vascular fitness assessed, you may be able to implement or adjust your regular exercise program and/or diet to help prevent and reduce risks for cardiovascular diseases. We work in conjunction with UNO Personal Training Services and can help you get going in the right direction.
Vascular Fitness Assessment* | $40
- blood pressure
- arterial stiffness
- endothelial function
To make an appointment, please contact the UNO Vascular Research Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.3779.
*These measurements are used to provide information about your vascular fitness and cannot be used for diagnostic purposes (i.e. cardiovascular disease). If you have any medical concerns about your vascular health, these should be addressed with your family doctor.
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