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Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness Screening

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet unlike other significant health risks, there is no standard routine screening for heart disease. This is a considerable oversight, considering the importance of early detection in managing health risks.
To bridge this gap, consider a screening test called Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness (CIMT). This non-invasive test measures the thickness of the inner layers of your carotid artery and identifies any plaque presence. This information is crucial because studies have shown a correlation between carotid plaque and blockages in the heart. Identifying these early signs of atherosclerosis is vital in preventing heart attacks and strokes. The test is a simple yet informative ultrasound of the neck. 
In the spirit of preventive care, I encourage you to consider this screening. It’s a proactive step toward understanding and managing your heart health.  Your health is your most valuable asset.