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The Carlton Clinic
Richard Snouffer, MD
1713 Hamric Dr. East, Suite B
Oxford, Alabama  36203

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The Carlton Clinic now offers atherosclerosis testing!

Announcing fast, easy and save Atherosclerosis evaluation with Carotid IMT testing through CardioHealth® to better evaluate your chances of having a heart attack.

The Carlton Clinic, the preventive aging / anti aging office of Dr. Richard Snouffer, is pleased to announce that it now offers CardioHealth®, the latest technology to find the earliest signs of atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in arteries).  Heart attacks and strokes are the leading cause of death in the U.S.  With atherosclerosis THE major cause of heart attacks and strokes, atherosclerosis is a clear risk indicator. 

Atherosclerosis is reversible.  Diet, exercise and control of key risk factors such as weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and diabetes can help reduce atherosclerosis and lower your risk of developing the heart attacks and strokes that atherosclerosis can cause.  However, in order to do all the things necessary to reduce atherosclerosis, you have to know it’s there.  Until recently, the only ways to assess atherosclerosis reliably has been either with invasive tests such as angiography or with ionizing radiation as with CT scans.

Recent studies have shown Carotid IMT, (Carotid Intimal-Media Thickness), which can detect the earliest changes in atherosclerosis, is actually a better predictor of heart attack risk than the traditional risk factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, weight and cholesterol levels.  The problem is that Carotid IMT measurement has been difficult to perform reliably and accurately, causing it to be extremely unavailable.

The CardioHealth® technology is a new system to quickly and easily test your Carotid IMT right in the doctor’s office.  Its computer software is FDA approved to read and provide the Carotid IMT, which results in a rapid report provided to the patient before leaving the physician’s office!  No waiting for a radiologist and no radiologist’s bills! 

Traditional carotid ultrasound can cost up to $500 and is highly dependent on the skill of both the operator (ultrasound tech) and the radiologist reading it.  The CardioHealth® FDA approved algorithm standardizes this process and makes it much more affordable for those who want to know their true risk of a heart attack or stroke.  CardioHealth® overcomes the traditional obstacles to Carotid IMT testing for atherosclerosis.  With CardioHealth® you can actually see atherosclerosis (or hopefully the lack of it!) with your own eyes, right there in your doctor’s office! 
CardioHealth®’s Carotid IMT testing is not only cheaper than traditional Cartotid ultrasound, it is also more sensitive, meaning it can find disease even sooner.  Carotid IMT testing can even detect the very earliest sign of atherosclerosis, thickening of the arterial wall, before it can become a thick plaque, ready to rupture and cause a heart attack or stroke. 

CardioHealth® is now recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for the detection of atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries which dramatically affects your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. 

Call or email Dr. Snouffer at The Carlton Clinic today to schedule your appointment for a quick, safe evaluation of your carotid arteries! You will have a full-color CardioHealth® Report of your carotid arteries in a matter of minutes, while you wait, with no radiation and without the risks of invasive procedures like angiography!

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The Carlton Clinic
1713 Hamric Drive East, Suite B
Oxford, Alabama  36203