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A non-invasive examination of heart rate variability, quantitative evaluation of the autonomous nervous system (ANS), including the evaluation of patency of small and thick vessels and the stress burden level

1. Examination of the balance of the autonomous nervous system and the stress burden analysis

a non-invasive examination providing the information on the predictors of non-specific health risk

  • Analysis of the balance of the autonomous (vegetative) nervous system – indicates the risks of stress diseases (depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fatigue), cardiovascular diseases /hypertension, atherosclerosis, MI/ myocardial infarction or CVA/ cerebrovascular accident/, development of insulin resistance, or type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Heart rate variability – an indicator of biological ageing and presence of arrhythmia
  • Stress burden level and stress resistance rate

Stress should be discussed, as it is regarded to be one of the main risk factors of cardiovascular diseases.

Stress is not harmful, if it occurs to a lesser extent; on the contrary, it facilitates adaptation and performance increase, accommodation to more demanding conditions. A body can cope with stress.

However, if the stress lasts for a longer period of time or occurs repeatedly, adaptation mechanisms become exhausted, which has harmful effects on the body as well as mental health. This results in psychosomatic diseases. Psychic burden is manifested by diseases which are seemingly not related to it.


2. Photoplethysmography examination of vessels

A non-invasive examination providing the information on the status of the peripheral vascular system (small vessels), status of the cardiovascular system (thick vessels and heart), and the level of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)


APG evaluation (Acceleration Plethysmogram)


It evaluates the cardiac output, vascular elasticity, residual blood volume (the less elastic the vessels, the more blood remains inside, blood accumulates, cardiac output decreases and heart becomes overloaded).

Atherosclerosis degree identification:



Atherosclerosis – formation of an atherosclerotic plate = vascular hardening and elasticity reduction, especially of the substances of the fat nature, blood cells, fibrotic tissues, and secondarily also of calcium on vascular walls.

Atherosclerosis leads to a number of serious complications, such as MI (myocardial infarction) or CVA (cerebrovascular accident).

Examination course:

The examination is non-invasive, lasting two minutes.

It does not require any special preparation.

We use it within the examination together with the ANESA non-invasive blood analyser. – go to “Complete blood count and comprehensive physical examination of your internal organs “

Examination result:

Analysis 1 – Stress status report:

Analysis  2 – Photoplethysmography examination of vessels:

Author : Mgr. Mrenková Lucia