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

lar disease.

Based on medical guidelines[*], VIVA recommends that the following patients consider CIMT screening:

  • Women ages 55-75 with one or more risk factors.
  • Men ages 45-75 with one or more risk factors.
  • Risk factors can include: uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, obesity, smoking more than one pack of cigarettes a day, or a family history of heart disease.

Most insurance companies do not cover the exam, which costs $175 at VIVA.

VIVA's vascular laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Vascular Laboratories. Its vascular technologists are registered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

For information, call 855-411-CIMT (2468) or visit www.vivassociates.com

*Several groups have issued different medical guidelines for CIMT screening, including Screening for Heart Attack Prevention and Education (SHAPE), and the American Society of Echocardiography.


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