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Telomere Length vs. Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity: Which is Better for Measuring Biological Age?

By Jimmy Leitch, Mar 14, 2019 1:14:29 PM | aortic stiffness, aortic pulse wave velocity, arterial stiffness, biological age, longevity

More important than a human’s chronological age is their biological age, determined by physiological measurements of aging within the body which can predict health and longevity. It is these

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Advancements In Pulse Wave Velocity Measurement

By Sarah Goodman, Jan 29, 2019 1:58:50 PM | health technology, aortic stiffness, aorta, aortic pulse wave velocity, study, research, what is pulse wave velocity

As a “hallmark of aging" the measurement of aortic stiffness has been changing the way that academics approach aging and mortality.

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What Is Pulse Wave Velocity and How Does It Work?

By Adam Sharp, Dec 7, 2017 12:28:30 PM | pulse wave velocity, aortic stiffness, pwv, aortic pulse wave velocity, what is pulse wave velocity

In June 2016, we published a blog titled Pulse Wave Velocity: What It Is And Why It Matters. In it, we provided an overview of Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) and explained why it is one of the most

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Are You at Risk for Developing Dementia?

By Adam Sharp, Aug 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM | heart health, heart healthy, aortic stiffness, iheart internal age, dementia, alzheimers, cognitive decline, aortic pulse wave velocity

Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity: A ‘Master Metric’ For Overall Health

It comes as no surprise to most that iHeart is, amongst other things, a tool for assessing risk of cardiovascular disease. What

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Why Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity is The 'Master Metric'

By Dr. Jess Goodman, Jul 14, 2017 12:00:00 AM | pulse wave velocity, heart wearable, aortic stiffness, average heart rate, master metric, pwv, aortic pulse wave velocity, live longer, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, stiffness in the body, internal health

 

Twenty years ago, scientists discovered a measurement with startling implications. This single measurement not only indicates overall health status and predicts lifespan but also shows positive

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Internal Age: How It's Measured & What It Means

By Adam Sharp, May 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM | pulse wave velocity, internal age, aortic stiffness, aortic pulse wave velocity

iHeart is a fingertip device and mobile app that determines a person’s Internal Age in 30 seconds. The purpose of this blog post is to simplify the science behind the readings, to give a better

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Pulse Wave Velocity Explained: Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (AoPWV) vs. Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV)

By Adam Sharp, Apr 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM | pulse wave velocity, internal age, aortic stiffness, iheart internal age, aortic pulse wave velocity, reflected wave, fingertip

For the past 20 years, research scientists have been measuring Aortic Stiffness as an indicator of a person’s overall health. Not until recently, however, has this technology become available at

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