Measuring blood pressure and cholesterol helps doctors know about our cardiovascular health. Now a new device would let your fingers do the talking.
Pete Stewart, 66, had a major health scare when a virus attacked the lining of his heart.
"I was hospitalized for three or four days and had an elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, so and so forth," said Stewart.
Stewart is now considered high risk for cardiovascular problems. Doctors regularly check his blood pressure and cholesterol levels. A new device called Vendys would take those checks a step further.
"The problem we have today is, if we only measure blood pressure and cholesterol, we don't have enough guidance about your total vascular health," said Dr. Morteza Naghavi, an inventor and medical doctor.