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Keeping you healthy through Prevention

What is CIMT ?

Carotid Intima Media Thickness ultrasound exam.

Using a non-invasive ultrasound machine, the CIMT is a modality used to detect the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid arteries. CIMT helps determine a risk factor analysis for heart disease and stroke prevention along with your lipid profile, outside factors like tobacco use, and family history.

Early detection of thickening arteries can help guide more aggressive therapy and lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease and strokes.

Since patients don't have symptoms of early plaque build up in the arteries, the CIMT can help detect it and help you be more aggressive in your prevention strategy.