Vascular age calculator: How old is your heart?

Paul Heinert
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 7, 2020 — A new heart age calculator from Profile by Sanford provides valuable information on the overall health of your cardiovascular system.

Called AngioDefender, this quick, non-invasive screening tool was developed by researchers at Everist Health.

“With AngioDefender, we are providing a new, meaningful measure of a person’s overall cardiovascular health,” said Profile’s Chief Healthy Living Expert Stephen Herrmann, Ph.D. “Access to this information can help our members set smart goals in their journey to better health.”

Try it free: Use the heart age calculator from Profile by Sanford

Profile coaches will use data from the heart age calculator to help improve the overall health and wellness of its members. Membership is not required to use the free calculator online.

Heart age calculator combines data

The heart age calculator combines important health markers and generates a single value — your vascular age — to indicate health status. Health markers include gender, age, blood pressure, smoking habits, BMI, blood sugar and total cholesterol levels. The screening test takes less than eight minutes.

“Eighteen million people die every year from cardiovascular disease,” said Everist Health CEO Matt Bartlam. “It is the world’s No. 1 killer. Our test can make a major contribution to improving the world’s cardiovascular health.”

The AngioDefender has been studied in clinical trials in Canada, Europe and India and has been shown to work in a variety of environments.

In the U.S., this heart age calculator is only available from Profile by Sanford, a nationwide nutrition and lifestyle coaching service. Tom Grady, who owns and operates 16 Profile by Sanford locations nationwide, says the AngioDefender is an important addition for Profile’s smart science approach to healthier living.

“We know there are many elements to our members’ journeys to better health,” Grady said. “Many of them have nothing to do with what the scale says. AngioDefender allows us to show our members how their cardiovascular health can improve through better nutrition, smarter lifestyle choices and increased activity. You can’t see that improvement on a scale. We can with this new technology.”

About Profile by Sanford

Profile by Sanford combines nutrition, activity and one-on-one health coaching to help members achieve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Physicians and researchers at Sanford Health, one of the largest integrated health systems in the nation, designed Profile by Sanford to take the guesswork out of healthy lifestyle change. The program’s results-oriented approach has allowed Profile by Sanford to open more than 150 locations in less than five years. The company was again named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the nation’s Top New Franchises in 2019. Profile currently has more than 50 new locations in development. For more information, visit

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation, with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, with nearly 1,400 physicians, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has 28,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit

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