This is the one best indicator of high blood pressure that is now performed by cardiologists around the world.
I am currently using a CASPro® machine, which is an FDA-approved machine which has the sensitivity of 99% to correlate with cardiac catheterizations that were performed by an invasive cardiologist. The pressures in the central aorta are much more significant for mortality and morbidity, and recently, according to several studies, have been more-correlated with a longer life.
I perform this routinely in my office on patients that have hypertension. In addition, this test looks at endothelial dysfunction. As you age, the arteries become stiff, which begins the onset of coronary artery disease. If gotten early, this can be repaired first with no traditional supplementation.
If central pressures are high, I usually then add an ACE or ARB which is a type of blood pressure pill shown to decrease central aortic pressure. Of note, the older diuretics and beta blockers do not do this; therefore, I prefer to use an ACE or ARB.
I have found there are many natural substances which improve endothelial health and lower blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide.
These include my new Nitric Oxide Support product.