Carotid Ultrasound

Many think of heart disease as being more common in men than in women, but the truth is that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. That’s why, as a women’s health specialist, Dr. Michelle Starke is as concerned about your heart health as she is about your gynecological health.

If you are at risk for heart disease, an ultrasound of the carotid artery can accurately assess your current cardiovascular health and allow valuable time to take action to prevent heart attack or death. Carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) is a NASA-derived technology used to detect cardiovascular risk more accurately than traditional methods.

CIMT is a quick, painless, noninvasive, 10-minute procedure that uses an ultrasound to measure the thickness of the inner two layers of the carotid artery – the intima and the media. This FDA-approved procedure can discover atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) earlier, before you have any symptoms, and allows us to modify risks sooner. It identifies patients who are at significant risk for heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.

To find out how carotid artery ultrasound can help protect your health, call The Center for Gynecology & Restorative Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida today at (305) 665-8188 or request an appointment online.

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