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Carotid IMT test

The carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) test is another form of screening to detect evidence of early cardiovascular disease. The procedure is a simple ultrasound of the carotid artery in the neck. This procedure is painless and free of radiation and available through the University of Colorado Health Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery preventive cardiology clinic.

The information gained from the carotid IMT test helps to identify patients at higher risk of heart disease and stroke and directs our staff towards a more aggressive cardiovascular disease prevention strategy.
This carotid IMT test can also be utilized to follow the success of our preventive therapy in patients with known cardiovascular disease.

To learn what preventive testing is right for you, give us a call at 970.221.1000, or 800.459.4241.


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