Cardiovascular Diagnostic Services offers "ARTERY AGE" CIMT testing

Why get a CIMT test?

CIMT testCardiovascular disease causes more deaths in our country than all other causes combined.
One half of these are sudden deaths. 50% of men and 64% of women who die of heart disease have no previous symptoms, no warning. One seventh of all Americans die of sudden cardiac events. Early detection of increased risk for heart disease would obviously be of great value

Traditional risk factors don’t tell the whole story. Many factors, over and above the usually measured factors of smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc., contribute to risk of heart disease. Our genetics, lifestyles, and inflammation, all play a role. There are multiple biochemical and metabolic abnormalities that are not, or cannot be, measured by our usual blood tests that contribute to our risk of disease. Medical science has discovered a bewildering array of markers in our blood that represent risk factors for heart disease.
Many people with diseased heart arteries have normal cholesterol levels or low risk according to traditional measurements.


The CIMT Test

Benefits

The Carotid Ultrasound and Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) test provides information regarding risk of heart attack and stroke not otherwise available.

Risks

None.
No radiation exposure, no i.v. lines, no blood test

Testing

The test requires only 20-30 minutes,
lying down in comfortable surroundings.

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