Know Your Arteries.
Know Your Risk.
We provide the highest quality preventive ultrasound screenings at affordable rates. Plaque disease is dangerous. Plaque causes events like heart attacks and strokes. Our proprietary testing measures the thickness of the plaque in your arteries.
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Know Your Arteries.
Know Your Risk.
We provide the highest quality preventive ultrasound screenings at affordable rates. Plaque disease is dangerous. Plaque causes events like heart attacks and strokes. Our proprietary testing measures the thickness of the plaque in your arteries.
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Know Your Arteries.
Know Your Risk.
We provide the highest quality preventive ultrasound screenings at affordable rates. Plaque disease is dangerous. Plaque causes events like heart attacks and strokes. Our proprietary testing measures the thickness of the plaque in your arteries.
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Know Your Arteries.
Know Your Risk.
We provide the highest quality preventive ultrasound screenings at affordable rates. Plaque disease is dangerous. Plaque causes events like heart attacks and strokes. Our proprietary testing measures the thickness of the plaque in your arteries.
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Know Your Arteries.
Know Your Risk.
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Do Arteries Talk?
Yes They Do.

Three questions are at the heart of prevention:

  1. What risk do I carry?
  2. Are my arteries getting better? … or worse?
  3. If I’m getting worse, where is my risk coming from?
Dr. Thomas Hight, founder of CardioSound, created the “Ask the Arteries” program to answer the first two questions. Measuring the plaque in your arteries answers the risk question, and provides a baseline study for comparison to a second ultrasound later. Two tests show us how your arteries are changing. Are they getting better? Or worse?
 
Your arteries will show you whether your prevention program is working or not.
 

The way most people find out their prevention program isn’t working is to have an event. Events can be lethal.

Be proactive. “Ask the Arteries.”

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How does it work?
Our Preventive Process.

Ask the Arteries provides ultrasound testing that takes the guesswork out of artery disease.  We determine your risk by measuring the thickness of the plaque in your arteries. Plaque is another name for artery disease. Plaque causes events like heart attacks and strokes and sudden death.

Plaque grows in the inner-most layers of the arteries, in the intima and media. We call plaque thickness the “Intimal-Medial Thickness” or IMT. Plaque is dangerous.  We determine your risk by measuring your plaque.

What We Provide:

  • We measure the thickness of the plaque in your arteries, called the Intimal-Medial Thickness (IMT).
  • We measure 5 major arteries.
  • Estimate 10 year event risk.
  • Trend analysis - Baseline - Delta or change in your arteries
  • Peace of mind… Or a call to action.

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Why Test Twice?

Determine Your Risk

Test 1 is the baseline test, which tells us what level of risk you carry.

Better or Worse

Test 2 answers the question; "Are your arteries getting better or worse?"

Take Action

Analysis your Dr. can use!

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See the difference.
Artery Testimonial.

Any successful prevention program must be able to show arteries improving. To the extent arteries are getting worse, prevention isn’t working.

Real patient. Same artery: before and after 6 months of aggressive medical therapy. Then after 4 years. We measure plaque thickness in the inner-most layers of the arteries (the intima and media layers), and call it the IMT or the “Intimal-Medial Thickness.” The IMT is seen in the blue rectangles on the left hand side of the artery pictures.

Who are we?
Ask the Arteries

Ask the Arteries is a division of CardioSound, founded by Dr. Thomas Hight, a board certified lipidologist. Lipidology is the study of lipids like cholesterol, and how they cause artery disease. Dr. Hight became interested in heart attack and stroke prevention while working as a general internist in a cardiology practice where high risk patients were having heart attacks and strokes without traditional risk factors.

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