With the Bio Clip Plus, clinics and professionals have a powerful tool to help prevent cardiovascular disease and promote heart health.
The Bio Clip Plus accurately measures arterial stiffness, a key factor in cardiovascular disease and heart attack risk.
Being able to measure arterial stiffness is vital to antiaging heart health, since our arteries are prone to become thicker, stiffer and less flexible with age. This arterial stiffness often leads to high blood pressure – particularly in older people - which is a major cause of coronary artery disease.
The Bio Clip Plus provides an effective way of delivering vital information on heart health in a clinical environment. It is an all-in-one system that exposes the risk factors needed to keep arterial stiffness in check.
What is Bio Clip Plus?
Aimed at clinical and professional use, Bio Clip Plus is a painless and non-invasive heart health measurement system. It features an easy to use finger clip device to measure patients’ arterial stiffness. The Bio Clip Plus system also includes comprehensive software for your clinical computer. Detailed reports can be produced, based on the Bio Clip’s monitoring of an individual’s stiffness index, reflection index, heart rate, blood oxygenation levels and body mass index.
By using Bio Clip Plus, you can easily measure and record arterial stiffness, keep a check on cardiovascular health, and advise on the necessary steps to prevent coronary artery disease.
Why is arterial stiffness bad news for your heart?
Old age, as well as various ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure and renal failure all contribute towards increasing the stiffness of the arteries, especially the main arteries and the aorta.
Increased arterial stiffness affects blood supply as the heart has to work harder to pump blood into the arteries. Inevitably, the need to improve blood supply to organs places an increased load on them.
As arteries stiffen, so blood pressure can rise, especially in the elderly, and high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease, heart attack and heart failure.
Arterial stiffness is also linked to the processes that occur in the onset of atherosclerosis – the increased density of the walls of the coronary arteries due to the build-up of plaque in blood vessels. This too can lead to a heart attack and stroke.
Arterial stiffness can dramatically affect the blood supply to the heart muscle (myocardial perfusion) and can be used as an indication of target organ damage in those with untreated high blood pressure (hypertension).
Assessing arterial stiffness therefore has significant medical value, and is an important measure of risk factors leading to cardiovascular disease.
What information does the Bio Clip Plus provide?
Bio Clip Plus provides an arterial stiffness index number and compares it to other vascular profiles to estimate the individual’s bio-vascular age – that is, the comparative age of a person’s arteries.
Bio Clip Plus does this by determining the elasticity of the arteries. It measures the velocity of an individual’s pulse waves, detected by an infrared light when the finger clip is attached. When the heart beats and the aortic valve opens, the aorta receives a sudden rush of blood from the heart.
Bio Clip Plus also measures pressure spreading from the walls of the heart to the walls of the aorta. These pressure waves continue from the heart along the arterial walls, leading the blood flow. When the waves hit major arterial points, such as at the renal and femoral arteries, they are reflected back to where they came from.
The velocity of these pulse waves is vital in determining arterial stiffness, because the speed of the pulse wave is determined by the elasticity of the arteries. Pulse waves become quicker as arteries become stiffer and so bio-vascular age increases.
In addition, the less rigid and more flexible the artery, the slower the pulse wave and the lower the bio-vascular age. Bio Clip Plus easily and safely measures the blood flow through the vascular system and is an effective warning system for heart failure and heart attack.
By measuring these vital risk factors, Bio Clip Plus is an important ally in the fight against cardiovascular disease.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bio-Clip™ Plus
Disclaimer: Please note that only your own physician can determine your precise needs, but in order to give you some information these answers are based upon the ‘average person’ and clinical / published results.
I am interested in your offer of the Bio Clip Plus but I don't understand what the $49.99 a year is for? I assume that once you buy it, it should work independently of the seller unless it has to be upgraded.
The Bio-Clip Plus is designed to be used in the professional environment such as a clinic, whereby the software keeps tracks of the patients and their tests etc. The $49.99 is a license fee payable in the second year of use onward to continue to use the software (which will be upgraded as time goes on) - much like any other MS or similar product. Bio-Clip Plus is sold in this way and helps to offset a much higher purchase price.
If the client prefers to pay a one off fee and never pay a license fee then we can offer the simpler at-home device a Bio-Clip Cuff for less than $150 and no on-going license fee.