Navigation Links
Now Available in Fredericksburg: Painless Screening Exam To Help Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes
Date:12/13/2012

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A painless screening exam that provides early warning of risks for heart attacks and strokes is now available to patients in the Fredericksburg area, physicians with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) announced today.

The carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) screening exam is used at major medical centers to detect early signs of atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, explained Dr. R. Donald Doherty, Jr., board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologist and director of non-invasive vascular services for VIVA.

CIMT screening measures the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid artery with the aid of enhanced ultrasound technology. Vascular technologists perform the exam by placing an ultrasound probe against the patient's neck, where the artery is located. The exam takes about 30 minutes and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation.

A board-certified interventional radiologist then compares the measurements with the patient's medical history and data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, providing results to patients the same day.

Exam results can help patients and referring physicians make changes in diet, exercise, and/or medications that can reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes.

"CIMT screening is a very useful, non-invasive test for evaluating a patient's risk of having a heart attack or stroke," Dr. Doherty said. "Based on the results, we can contact the physician responsible for the patient's care to indicate whether the patient may be at medium or high risk for heart attack and stroke. Then the physician can determine whether the patient needs to be treated more aggressively."

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have concluded that CIMT screening by qualified providers can benefit patients who are at intermediate risk of cardiovascu
'/>"/>

SOURCE Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. The First Lean Healthcare App is Now Available in Apples App Store
2. Fuse Science, Inc. DROPS Now Available at PoweredByFuse.com
3. Vicks Starry Night Humidifier Available Now in New Colors Exclusively at Babies"R"Us
4. New Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Now Available In Canada
5. Powerful Medical Terminology Browser from Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO) Now Available to Both Android and iPhone Users
6. Convenient New iHealth Blood Pressure Monitors and Body Analysis Scale Now Available for Purchase at Major Retailers and Online
7. Breakthrough Drug Detection Kit Now Available At The Largest Internet Consumer Site
8. Breakthrough Drug Detection Kit Now Available at the Largest Drug Store Chain in USA
9. Second Part of the Griffin Securities Analyst Interview with Unilife Corp. CEO is Now Available
10. First FDA approved subcutaneous implantable defibrillator available for patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest
11. Roche cytomegalovirus viral load test now available in US
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014  TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on ... Tablets USP, 23 mg, the generic equivalent to Eisai ... Alzheimer,s disease patients. TWi Pharmaceuticals is preparing ... fully owned subsidiary, TWi Pharmaceuticals USA ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... YORK , Oct. 29, 2014 ... the basis of test type, technology, product, and ... register the highest growth rate in the newborn ... This high growth is attributed to various nations ... is a fundamental instrument used for expanded newborn ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 29, 2014   ViaDerma, ... devoted to bringing new products to market, is ... ViaDerma has developed an innovative, patent-pending dual ... mass transfer of pharmaceutical active ingredients to penetrate ... immediate localized therapy. The transdermal delivery method also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019 2NewBorn Screening Market by Test Type, Technology (Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Immunoassay, Enzyme Assay, Electrophoresis, Pulse Oximeter), Instrument, Accessories, Reagent & Assay Kit - Global Forecast to 2019 3ViaDerma, Inc. Announces Plans to Pursue Out-Licensing Partnerships in 2015 2ViaDerma, Inc. Announces Plans to Pursue Out-Licensing Partnerships in 2015 3
... Labs, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta- based ... entered into a $10 million common,stock purchase agreement ... investor., The Company may sell up to ... from time to time over a 25-month period ...
... Arbios Systems, Inc.,(OTC Bulletin Board: ABOS) announced today ... Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") of an,Investigational Device ... SEPET(TM), Arbios, extracorporeal (outside the body) liver assist,device ... from,chronic liver disease., "We are pleased to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GeoVax Secures $10 Million Financing Commitment 2GeoVax Secures $10 Million Financing Commitment 3Arbios Receives Approval From the FDA to Initiate Pivotal Trial for SEPET(TM) Liver Assist Device 2Arbios Receives Approval From the FDA to Initiate Pivotal Trial for SEPET(TM) Liver Assist Device 3Arbios Receives Approval From the FDA to Initiate Pivotal Trial for SEPET(TM) Liver Assist Device 4Arbios Receives Approval From the FDA to Initiate Pivotal Trial for SEPET(TM) Liver Assist Device 5
(Date:10/30/2014)... Don Allred Insurance, a leading provider of home, ... Carolina residents, is excited to announce the Grand Opening ... The new branch has been up and running since ... facets of the insurance selection process from quote comparison ... couldn’t be happier with the timing of this Grand ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... OR (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Five ... firm Hodgkinson Street LLC announces new branding and ... Hodgkinson Street Mepham . After David Mepham’s promotion to ... their brand and website to include Mepham’s name and ... medical malpractice and mediation firm, the decision to implement ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... N.C. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Paramount ... health care, is increasing efforts to help people save ... expenses continue to increase for prescription drugs in the ... valuable savings and resources to bridge the relationship between ... One of the biggest challenges people face today with ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, ... prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase ... study suggests. , , The therapy in question is called androgen ... levels of male hormones to prevent the growth of cancer ... this hormone therapy was linked to triple the risk of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... By Dennis Thompson ... -- The Ebola outbreak in Liberia -- one of three ... slowing, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. Dr. Bruce ... in the number of burials in Liberia and no increase ... the global push to tame the epidemic may be making ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allred Insurance Satellite Office Grand Opening 2Health News:Hodgkinson Street Mepham Rebrands 2Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 2Health News:Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform 3Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 2Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 3Health News:Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO 2Health News:Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO 3
... the Stimulus Bil provide big boost for the conversion to electronic medical ... document scanning and document management systems. , ... Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) March ... to convert their paper records to digital files. Medical record scanning ...
... how precious it really is. 24k gold is a key ingredient in ... , ... York (PRWEB) March 6, 2009 -- While watching CNBC or other major news ... hear that it has kept a rather high value during this economic recession. ...
... continues to impose a huge burden on industrialized societies, ... absence. Annual costs related to back pain in the ... billion per year. , But a systematic review of ... February issue of The Spine Journal finds ...
... first, studies suggest , , THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) ... effective treatment is a short course of radiation therapy ... , Surgery is the standard treatment for rectal ... of cancer recurrence in the same area, according to ...
... (OTC Bulletin Board: POLGA ; OTC Bulletin Board: ... engineered materials, announced today it will release fourth quarter ... market on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Company officials will ... at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 19, 2009. ...
... Dr. Steven St. Peter Named to Proteon Board of ... of the world,s largest life sciences-dedicated venture capital investors, ... a $38 million Series B equity financing of Proteon ... of MPM Capital, has been named to the Proteon ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stimulus Package Boosts Medical Document Scanning 2Health News:Gold Not Only Valuable, It's a Healthy Skin Care Ingredient 2Health News:Clinical trials' review finds only exercise to prevent low-back problems 2Health News:Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation 2Health News:Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation 3Health News:Polymer Group, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Earnings Conference Call 2Health News:MPM Capital Leads Investment in Proteon Therapeutics 2
Iron / TIBC (Ferrozine). Storage temp: 2 - 8 C. Linearity: 0 - 500 ug/dl. Expected values: from TIBC 250 - 400 ug/dl, from Iron 40 - 160 ug/dl. Available with Calibrator and Number of test are 100....
For the quantitative determination of iron, total iron-binding capacity in human serum....
HDL Cholesterol, liquid....
Intended for the quantitative in vitro enzymatic determination of JDL-Cholesterol in human serum or plasma. Two point reaction. Wavelength: 600 nm. Linearity: 1 to 150 mg/dL (0.03 mmol/L to 3.89 mmol...
Medicine Products: