New screening test can identify heart attack risk

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A new screening test that is being trialled in the UK is able to identify and potentially lower peoples risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The re...

A new screening test that is being trialled in the UK is able to identify and potentially lower people’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

The revolutionary piece of testing equipment screens people for high arterial stiffness, one of the main reasons people suffer from strokes and heart attacks.

It has been so successful that the screening test, which is completely pain free and can be carried out in five minutes, is now being recommended for use by leading doctors and cardiologists.

As a result, Turn Back Time, the company that holds the global commercial distribution rights of the equipment, is in the process of establishing test centres around the world.

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So far, there are multiple testing facilities in operation in the UK, Canada, Africa, and Australia and the company will be shortly setting up two more in India and the USA.

Heart attacks and strokes are two of the biggest killers in the world, in both developed and developing countries.

Turn Back Time is therefore aiming to make the test accessible to those living in poorer communities across the globe.

“This is welcome news for the millions of people around the world who for years have been totally unaware that they are at high risk of heart disease and strokes,” said Andrew Stefanczyk, the managing director of Turn Back Time.

“Once a person is made aware of their arterial condition through screening tests such as ours, steps can be taken to help lessen the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.”

Commenting further on the heart attack and stroke risk screening test, Andrew added: “Our cutting edge therapy is based around equipment that has been trialled and developed together with one of the world’s largest medical companies.

“The equipment can not only assess arteries for signs of stiffening and narrowing, but together with our specialised computer software, it can also make an estimate of a person's biological age.

 “Nobody else can offer this specialised therapy,” he said.  

Meanwhile, cardiologist Dr Stephen Rex, who spent months assess the effectiveness of the test, said: “The new Turn Back Time arterial stiffness test is simple, inexpensive and a safe precise way of assessing vascular stiffness.”

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