What is the CIMT Test?
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are many ways to prevent heart diseases such as proper diet and exercise. But there are also tests that can inform you of the health of your heart. One of those is called the Carotid Intima-Media thickness or CIMT test.
The CIMT Test measures the thickness of the walls of the coronary veins. If there is a stoppage of a hinderance of blood flow from the heart to the brain, it can cause diseases. These cerebrovascular diseases, such as Stroke, can be debilitating and life-changing.
Using an ultrasound, we can noninvasively monitor the health of your coronary veins. After the procedure occurs, you will sit with a doctor and discuss the best plan of action for your health. You will also be able to continue your normal life after the ultrasound.
The Benefits of CIMT Testing?
CIMT has been covered in multiple studies, all of which used the ultrasound method.
Society for Vascular Medicine Produced a study on how well the CIMT Test can predict cardiovascular disease (CVD)
“To address issues of standardization and help improve the availability of experienced clinical laboratories that can perform high-quality CIMT studies, this consensus document provides recommendations for the use of carotid ultrasound for identifying and quantifying subclinical vascular disease and for evaluating CVD risk in clinical practice. Nine published prospective studies that included at least 1000 asymptomatic participants have examined CIMT and CVD risk. Each study demonstrated that CIMT was significantly associated with risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, death from coronary heart disease, or a combination of these events(…) Measuring CIMT and identifying carotid plaque can be useful for refining CVD risk assessment in patients at intermediate CVD risk(…)”
Other studies have been found in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Internal Medicine, and much more. The field is continually expanding to understand better the disease and how to prepare for it.
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