Early Detection Leads to Prevention
Heart Disease is the number one killer of both men and women, claiming more lives than the next five leading causes of death combined, including cancer.
For most people, the first symptom of cardiovascular disease is a heart attack -- and one out of four fist-time heart attacks is fatal.
Our practice partners with HeartSmart IMTplus™ to identify heart disease, as well as its extent and severity, which would otherwise go undetected.
HeartSmart IMT plus ™
HeartSmart IMTplus™ is a newly available diagnostic method for the early detection of heart disease. It assesses the presence and progression of cardiovascular disease at its earliest stages. HeartSmart IMTplus™ is the most predictive test available for calculating an individual's likelihood of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
The IMT test is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology as a proven technique for the early detection of heart disease.
Life Saving Results
Everyone is at risk for cardiovascular disease. HeartSmart IMTplus™ is vital for understanding the state of your cardiovascular health. Make it part of your annual preventative care.
Quick. Safe. Convenient.
HeartSmart IMTplus™ utilizes ultrasound, the same safe imaging used on expectant mothers with no exposure to radiation. It is quick and convenient, taking approximately 10 minutes and easily performed in our office.
Understanding Your Results
Your detailed report leaves little room for misinterpretation. It is an easy to understand, comprehensive report card of your cardiovascular health.
Your report card will also include the ultrasound image illustrating where heart disease may have been detected.
Many risk factors for heart disease are related to unhealthy lifestyle choices including smoking, physical inactivity, excessive weight, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Other risk factors for developing heart disease include age, diabetes, and family history.
One third of all heart attacks occur in people who have normal cholesterol levels. Studies indicate that one particular risk factor or known combination is NOT a definitive predictor. HeartSmart IMTplus™ looks at the actual progression of the disease and offers an accurate picture of your cardiovascular health.
The prevention of heart attack or stroke may not only save your life, it can avoid the emotional turmoil and expensive treatment following such an event.
Contact us to schedule your HeartSmart IMTplus™ today!
To learn more, check out the slides below, or visit www.heartsmartimt.com for more information