Cardiovascular Health in Dublin, Ohio

Cardiovascular Age Assessment (C-IMT)

Carotid Artery Intimal Medial Thickness Screening,Wrinkle Reduction in Dublin, OH

C-IMT is a noninvasive, state-of-the-art, cost-effective diagnostic tool for the earliest detection of cardiovascular disease.  Measurements are made using patented, edge-detection software which increases the accuracy significantly over manual measurements. The software allows for more reproducible exam results.

C-IMT uses safe B-mode ultrasound imaging to measure the Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness (C-IMT) of the carotid artery to detect atherosclerosis at its earliest stages.  Studies have shown a high correlation between the carotid C-IMT and coronary artery disease.

C-IMT also assesses the presence of plaque and plaque characteristics—something not seen in Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CACS) tests. Soft plaque is more vulnerable to rupture and can break off, causing a heart attack or stroke. Early detection allows the physician and the patient to develop treatment regimens that are your best protection to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Screening for Vascular Damage in Diabetics
C-IMT screening is imperative for those with diabetes. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for the over 16 million diabetics in the United States according to the Center for Disease Control, (CDC).  According to the American Diabetes Association, up to 75% of those with diabetes will develop or already have some form of cardiovascular disease.

Women are much more susceptible to vascular damage from diabetes than men. However, diabetic men are at a much greater risk for CVD than non-diabetic men. Diabetics who smoke, have lipid abnormalities, or have high blood pressure are even more vulnerable to vascular injury and atherosclerosis caused by diabetes.

Diabetics, Wrinkle Reduction in Dublin, OH

The Importance of C-IMT Testing
C-IMT can bring into focus the extent of vascular damage and atherosclerosis in diabetic patients at the earliest stage of the disease. Once determined, the response of atherosclerosis to diabetes control, lipid therapy, blood pressure control, and the progress of interventional therapies can be monitored with regularly scheduled C-IMT measurements.

Contact us in Dublin, Ohio, for more information about improving your health with cardiovascular health testing such as C-IMT.