Conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and stroke have no obvious symptoms. It's important to know your risk factors for these cardiovascular conditions and what you can do to avoid a diagnosis or manage an existing condition.
The CIMT or IMT is a painless non-invasive (no needles) test which utilizes digital ultrasound technology and advanced digital edge detection software providing valuable information about your individual risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke, or MI.
The CIMT scan takes approximately 10 minutes, is performed easily in our office and does not expose the patient to any radiation. The patient is not required to disrobe.
An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. During this test, high-frequency sound waves, called ultrasound, provide pictures of the heart's valves and chambers. This allows the technician, called a sonographer, to evaluate the pumping action of the heart.
- Assessment of overall heart function
- Heart Disease detection
Testing takes approximately 30-40 minutes and is performed in the office.
The carotid doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. These arteries can become narrowed due to arteriosclerosis or other causes. The carotid doppler test can help determine stroke risk and the need for preventive measures.
Testing takes approximately 30-45 minutes and is performed in the office.
This is an echocardiogram that is performed while the person exercises on a treadmill. This test can be used to visualize the motion of the heart's walls and pumping action when the heart is stressed. Testing may reveal a lack of blood flow that isn't always apparent on other heart tests. The echo is performed before and after the exercise.
Testing takes approximately 1 hour and is performed in the office under physician supervision.