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PULS Cardiac Test

PULS is a simple blood test that detects the leading cause of heart attacks: unstable cardiac lesion rupture. Unstable cardiac lesions form within the artery wall over time, often without any signs or symptoms, through a process of continuous arterial injury and repair.


What does PULS test for?

The PULS (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) Test measures the most clinically-significant protein biomarkers that measure the body’s immune system response to arterial injury.

These injuries lead to the formation and progression of cardiac lesions which may become unstable and rupture, leading to cardiac event.

Is PULS right for me?

The PULS Test is for patients 40 years or older who have had no previous history of a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Your healthcare provider will be able to determine if the PULS Cardiac Test is right for you.

What is different about PULS™?

Early detection of unstable cardiac lesions and likelihood of rupture allows for critical intervention and prevention strategies.

Current diagnostic and clinical CHD tools that rely on established clinical factors often do not identify, or often underestimate, patients who are in danger of having a heart attack. In fact, over 50% of individuals presenting with a severe cardiac event have at most one clinical factor or normal cholesterol levels.

Since most heart attacks occur with no previous signs or symptoms, there is a great need to identify a high population of individuals who may have heart disease, but may not have any signs or symptoms, before they experience a cardiac event.

What kind of results will I get?

Your PULS test results will include:

  • Your personalized 5-Year Cardiac Profile with individual measurements for each of the proteins that contribute to your cumulative 5-year unstable cardiac lesion diagnosis and the likelihood of rupture (Heart Attack).
  • Your “Heart Age” which shows your Cardiac Score relative to your Age and Gender group.
  • Recommended lifestyle modifications that may help maintain or reduce your chances of a Heart Attack.

PULS Test results will allow your physician to then determine the most appropriate course of action based on current clinical guidelines.

How is the test performed?

2 tubes of blood will be collected.

How much does it cost?


When will I get my results?

Test results will be available within 2 weeks.

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Did You Know?

50% of Heart Attack victims have normal cholesterol. That’s because multiple factors in addition to cholesterol are required to determine the underlying cause of heart attack.

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