Find out if a small crease on your ear could have anything to do with heart disease.
Do you have “Frank’s Sign”? Look in the mirror to find out. The crease in the earlobe is a predictor for Coronary Artery Disease.
Enough studies have established a connection between earlobe creases and heart disease that it’s worth taking a wrinkle on your ear seriously. Check with your doctor first. They’ll most likely test your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other risk factors. Taking everything — including your ears — into account will create a clear overall picture of your risk and determine what steps you can take to protect your heart health.
“Frank’s Sign is therefore considered as a marker of the coronary disease, independent of risk factors but frequently associated with them. If its absence does not permit in any way to exclude the diagnosis of coronary disease, its presence corresponds in three quarters of the cases to an established coronary disease within a symptomatic population.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3827155
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Dallas Functional Dentistry
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