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Pci Heartscan 6.0 2

Pci Heartscan 6.0 2






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  • Stroke noun
    • A blockage or hemorrhage of a blood vessel
    • Causes weakness, severe paralysis or DEATH
  • Heart Attack noun
    • A sudden SEVERE instance of abnormal heart function.
    • Causes chest pain, weakness or DEATH.
  • We are all susceptible to heart attack and stroke.
  • And they kill more…
  • women
  • and men…
  • than any other disease in the US
  • Jim Fixx Died at age 52 Author and Boston Marathon runner
    • Cause of death: Heart attack (while jogging)
    • Autopsy report found:
    • One coronary artery was 99% clogged
    • Another was 80% obstructed
    • A third was 70% blocked
    • Fixx had experienced three other attacks in the weeks prior to his death
  • Cause of death: Heart attack Autopsy report found: Blocked coronary artery Darryl Kile Died at age 34 Professional baseball pitcher
  • Cause of death: Heart attack Died of an apparent heart attack while attending a McDonald’s convention in Florida. Jim Cantalupo Died at age 60 CEO McDonald’s Corporation
  • Cause of death: Heart attack James Coburn Died at age 70 Actor
  • Cause of death: Heart attack Autopsy report found: Cholesterol plaque ruptured in an artery, causing sudden coronary thrombosis Tim Russert Died at age 58 NBC Washington Bureau Chief
  • Many FACTORS contribute to a higher risk for heart disease or stroke…
  • Risk Factors for Heart Disease Include:
    • Family history
    • Tobacco use
    • Menopause
    • Overweight
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Inactivity
    • Depression
    • Chronic Anxiety
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
    • High LDL Cholesterol
    • Low HDL Cholesterol
    • C-Reactive Protein
    • among many others
  • It’s been known for more than 40 years that the Carotid Arteries in the neck are a CLEAR WINDOW into the cardiovascular system .
  • Because the Carotid Arteries are close to the surface of the skin, Ultrasound can be used to get very clear images of the arteries .
  • Ultrasound waves can see into the Carotid Arteries.
  • The scan uses Ultrasound equipment like this to take a picture of the arteries in your neck.
  • The ultrasound probe is placed on your neck like this.
  • And the results look like this…
  • Common Carotid Artery
  • Intima layer of artery
  • Media layer of artery
  • Luman or blood flow in artery
  • The Ultrasound images show the arteries at stages of Atherosclerosis
  • Vascular Age compared to Actual age
  • Vascular Age 52 years old Chronological Age 48 years old Vascular Age Difference 5 years With a 5 year difference you are about TWICE as likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people of your age in the next 10 years .
  • PCI HeartScan also tells if you have plaque or buildup in your arteries .
  • You CONTROL the CHOICES that DIRECTLY affect your risk for heart attack and stroke
    • What you eat.
    • How much you eat.
    • How much you exercise.
    • How you manage stress.
    • The choice whether or not to smoke.
    • Medications you take.
  • After the results from a PCI HeartScan are known…
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Sleep
    • HDL Cholesterol
    • Blood pressure
    • LDL Cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
  • You may need medication to REDUCE your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Helps the physician know when medications ARE needed and how much .
  • Heart Disease and Stroke can be FATAL .
  • You may not know if you have heart disease… But We Do!
  • If it isn’t reimbursed by your health insurance, it’s available for a small cost… Ask your doctor ! Ask your Doctor about…