Understanding the Heart Sound Recorder
The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based low risk general wellness monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds. During this non-invasive procedure a specialized microphone is placed over each of the four valve areas of the heart while graphing the sound and movement. The heart’s reaction to certain stressors, (i.e. chemical, nutritional, and emotional), can be observed using this type of device. Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by observing the RATE, RHYTHM, and TONE of the heart cycle on the graph.
- ♥ Your nervous system controls the RATE at which your heart beats. One side of your nervous system (sympathetic) manages your “fight or flight” response and can accelerate your heart rate. The other side (parasympathetic) manages your “rest and digest” response and can slow your heart rate. You need a healthy balance between the two.
- ♥ The RHTHYM of your heart should show a specific work to rest ratio on the graph. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations are made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.
- ♥ The TONE of your heart is referring to the strength of the ventricles as they push blood through your body. The height and the width of the ‘lub dub’ sound your heart makes on the graph, shows how efficiently your heart is pushing blood through your body and refilling to prepare for the next cardiac cycle.The Heart Sound Recorder can be an important tool in evaluating your overall health and then in following the progress you are making when under proper wellness care. Making changes to your stress level, diet, lifestyle, and nutritional status will provide you with greater endurance, ability to rest, and overall wellbeing.
Prepare for your Heart Sound Recorder Appointment:
- Be dressed so that you can comfortably get down to one thinner layer of clothing.
- Do not eat or drink caffeine 2 hours prior to the test as sounds of digestion can mask a solid reading of the heart.
- Give yourself a relaxed time frame around your scheduled appointment.
Foodie Friday Recipes:
- 1 pound (1-in.-thick) boneless, skin-on wild-caught salmon fillets
- 1/3 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped shallot
- 1 tablespoon chopped drained capers
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise, divided
- 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 3 tablespoons plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha chili sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
- 8 thin red onion slices
- 1 cup firmly packed arugula
How to Make It
Step 1: Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Place salmon, skin side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
Step 2: Place panko, egg, shallot, capers, parsley, garlic, dill, lemon juice, smoked paprika, red pepper, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
Step 3: Remove and discard salmon skin; place salmon in a bowl, and mash with a fork. Add to panko mixture. Using your hands, mix until well combined. Shape mixture into 4 (3/4-inch-thick) patties (5 ounces each). Place patties on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
Step 4: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, Sriracha, vinegar, remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Step 5: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Place salmon patties in skillet; reduce heat to medium, and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until browned.
Step 6: Spread aioli evenly on cut sides of toasted buns. Top each bottom bun with 1 salmon patty. Top patties evenly with onion slices and arugula; cover with top halves of buns.
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