The carotid arteries provide a window to the coronary arteries and the Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT). The CIMT is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes.
Vascular inflammation is the key mediator of your vascular age, plaque vulnerability and risk of heart disease. Join us as we learn about diagnosis and prevention of the #1 and #4 causes of death in the United States, heart attack and stroke. The rates of heart attack has increased the most for women in their 40s. Become informed – it may save your life.
WHAT IS CIMT?
CIMT is a new noninvasive ultrasound test that is being recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to screen for heart disease in apparently healthy individuals ages 45 or greater.
This is a noninvasive test performed with a high-resolution B-mode ultrasound transducer. The test is safe, painless and takes about twenty minutes. After applying conducting jelly to the skin over your neck, a small hand-held transducer is applied to image the carotid arteries. The sonographer measures the combined thicknesses of the intimal and medial layers of the carotid artery walls.
WHY LOOK AT THE NECK WHEN YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE HEART?
The carotid arteries provide a window to the coronary arteries. Not only do they have similar risk factors more importantly, the relationship between the atherosclerotic burden in a carotid artery and a coronary artery is the same as between any two coronary arteries. CIMT is an independent predictor of future cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, cardiac death, and stroke.
Learn more about the importance of understanding your vascular age and how your lifestyle may be influencing your health for better or worse.
ABOUT BRYAN GLICK, D.O.
Dr. Bryan Glick is the owner and the practicing physician of n1Health of Scottsdale. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), he is trained as a primary care physician and to treat the whole person instead of just specific symptoms or illnesses. Dr. Glick received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in Marine Biology. He graduated from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency program locally at Banner Good Samaritan in family medicine He also has a masters degree in biomedical sciences and published two articles based on his research.
He is also a featured speaker for the American Academy of Private Physicians. Dr. Glick is constantly researching new methods of diagnosis and treatment for his patients, including the advanced heart attack and stroke prevention program he offers patients.