HeartSmart – Saving lives through early detection.heartsmart012020-09-02T17:52:12+00:00
Doctors are saving lives every day with HeartSmart.
Doctors can now detect cardiovascular disease at its earliest stages. HeartSmart IMTplus uses ultrasound scans of the carotid artery to determine if disease is present. If so, physicians can provide recommendations that can prevent a heart attack or stroke.
This video shows exactly what HeartSmartIMTplus detects and helps you prevent. It features Darren FX Clair, MD
Procedures You Need to Know - Carotid Artery Ultrasound
In your office with your staff.
Doctors can do the test right in their office with existing personnel, making it convenient for the patient and without taking staff time to schedule around the availability of the ultrasound tech or service.
No pathology is missed.
HeartSmart IMTplus® uses a continuous video scan to examine the entire carotid tree in both the transverse (cross-sectional) and sagittal (longitudinal) planes to ensure that no pathology is missed.
Centralized lab processing.
The scan video is examined frame-by-frame to identify the presence, composition and severity of plaque, which can rupture and cause a heart attack or stroke. Results can be reproduced, assuring accuracy.
No injected contrast materials.
HeartSmart IMTplus® uses the same B-mode ultrasound as used to scan infants during pregnancy. With injected contrast materials, the process is less stressful for patients and reduces prep time.
There is no radiation.
There is no radiation and the scan can be repeated as often as needed to monitor the progression or regression of disease. Patients can be assured that additional tests are safe and they can be monitored more closely.
Patients immediately understand.
The HeartSmart IMTplus® “Report Card” makes it easy for patients to immediately understand the state of their cardiovascular health, motivating patient compliance with physician recommendations.