Cardiovascular Risk Screening

Stop Cardiovascular Disease Before it Develops with a Cardiovascular Risk Screening!

A cardiovascular risk screening is one of the most important ways patients can help secure their lifelong health and wellness. This accurate test evaluates each patient’s individual cardiovascular disease risk, so they can begin making the changes necessary to live long, healthy lives.

At Better Life, we are committed to providing all of our clients with the highest standard of wellness care. If you’re interested in learning more about our age management programs for men and women and would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact us today!

Why is Cardiovascular Risk Screening Important?

Cardiovascular disease affects the lives of nearly every American in some way. It is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every three fatalities. The worst part about the high mortality rate of this disease is that cardiovascular disease is entirely preventable. By maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, managing blood pressure, reducing salt consumption, and quitting smoking, patients can dramatically reduce their chances of developing cardiovascular disease.

Because cardiovascular disease can be all but eradicated with simple lifestyle and exercise changes, our practice deeply values the importance of cardiovascular risk screenings. These risk screenings allow patients to catch and correct the signs of heart disease before they become irreversible, prolonging both the length and quality of their lives.  

At Dr. Barber Better Life, we use the CIMT scan for all of our cardiovascular risk screenings. This cutting-edge new scanning technology can be used to assess the signs that have the highest correlation with heart disease.

How Does the CIMT Scan Work?

This FDA-approved testing method uses special imaging techniques that are completely non-invasive and require no x-rays. The CIMT scan assesses each patient’s individual risk of developing cardiovascular disease by evaluating their degree of vascular plaque development and arterial wall thickening.

This procedure is particularly useful for diagnosing cardiovascular risk because many other methods of detection, such as measuring cholesterol levels, are often inconsistent. Patients with normal cholesterol levels might still be in danger of developing heart disease, while others with high levels might have a lower risk. Vascular plaque development and arterial wall thickening both have between an eighty-eight and ninety-two percent chance of indicating heart disease.

The scan itself only takes 10 short minutes to complete and is followed by an in-depth discussion session during which your doctor will interpret the results of your scan. If a patient finds out that he or she is at a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, they can begin to make the lifestyle and dietary changes necessary to lower their risk.

Undergoing a cardiovascular risk screening could save your life. If you’d like more information about this test or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Barber, contact Better Life today.

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