Our interactive evaluation includes of an in-depth interview by a health care provider with time to answer questions concerning healthy living habits such as nutrition, exercise and weight management. A basic physical exam is also provided.
Any adult who has a concern about the development of cardiovascular disease may consider a Rasmussen exam to identify early abnormalities and as a method to track disease progression over time. Although people without risk factors can have cardiovascular disease, those with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease, cholesterol elevations, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated weight, inactive lifestyle, history of tobacco use have a higher risk of disease.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Disease Scores based on Rasmussen tests range from 0 to 20. The higher the score, the more abnormalities suggesting early cardiovascular disease in need of treatment to slow progression. Once early cardiovascular disease has been identified, a plan to slow progression is created. Individualized treatment plans are developed for those with early cardiovascular disease specific to the type of abnormality identified. For some this may involve healthier living habits but for others medications may also be needed. Regardless of the treatment strategy, communication of the plan to patient and primary healthcare provider is essential. Because the patient is in charge of day to day health activities, providing information that is understandable and empowering to each person is of utmost importance. Follow-up assessment is critical to track progression of disease and its response to treatment.