Did you know that 54% of heart attacks and strokes occur in people with normal total cholestorol readings?
Heart disease is the number one killer of American men and women. The majority of people who die unexpectedly of the disease do not experience prior symptoms. At Clear Sky Medical, we offer advanced cardiovascular and diabetic testing in an effort to evaluate a patients’ true risk for either disease. The cardiovascular assessment measures cholesterol particles, a marker that correlates directly with a patient’s risk of heart attack and stroke. We are also able to detect a patient’s risk for diabetes ten years before regular tests show abnormalities.
Testing For Risk Factors: CIMT (Carotid Intima Media Thickness)
Advanced Lipidology offers a safe, painless, FDA-approved examination
The Cardio Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) Scan is a non-invasive procedure that measures the thickness of the intima and media layers of the carotid artery wall. The examination provides a direct measurement of atherosclerosis in its earliest stages before it causes symptoms or starts to block blood flow. Atherosclerosis begins at the innermost part of the artery wall (called the Intima) and thickens before there is a build-up of plaque in your arteries. This thickening predisposes the arteries for plaque development—which is the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke.
You should consider a CIMT Examination if you:
- Have a family history of heart disease/stroke
- Are a tobacco user
- Have high blood pressure
- Have high LDL (bad cholesterol)
- Have low HDL (good cholesterol)
- Have elevated triglycerides levels
- Have metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance
- Are diabetic
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