- Carotid Ultrasound
- Intimal Medial Thickness Test
- Cardiologist Consultation
This package is an addition to your Pritikin Program. In other words, after you make reservations for a one-week stay or longer at Pritikin, you may enhance your stay with this Cardiovascular Imaging + Evaluation Package.
This Package includes:
This exam images the major arteries supplying blood to the brain and identifies at a highly sensitive location any plaque formation.
We will evaluate function of the beating heart, imaging noninvasively your heart muscle and valves of the heart. We will also define both contractile and relaxation phases of the heartbeat as well as function of the heart valves.
IMT (Intimal-Medial Thickness) Test
This test measures the wall of the carotid arteries, correlating with the effects of hypertension or the earliest identification of the atherosclerotic process. It may be used as a predictor of the development of this disorder in the remainder of the body’s arterial circulation, including the coronary arteries of the heart.
Includes a Cardiac Risk Assessment based on the newest American Heart Association guidelines.