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  • Writer's pictureEric Goulder, MD, FACC

Heart Health: CIMT is A Valentine's Gift That Lasts

Are you still wondering what to get your loved ones this year for Valentine’s Day? Show them that you care by prioritizing your heart health. Your family will love the gift of your wellness and continued presence in their lives.


February, the month of love, serves as a timely reminder to care for those closest to us—and that includes ourselves. This Valentine's Day, show your love in a unique and profound way by prioritizing heart health. At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we have the perfect gift for you and your loved ones: a Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test (CIMT). This non-invasive test scans for plaque in the arteries, providing valuable insights into your cardiovascular health and identifying potential risks for a stroke or heart attack with 98.6% accuracy.


Caring for Yourself is Caring for Others

Caring for your own health is an essential aspect of caring for those around you. Your well-being is interconnected with the well-being of your loved ones. By taking proactive steps to assess and improve your heart health, you contribute not only to your own longevity but also to the peace of mind of those who care about you. We want to help you stay healthy and more active as you age, allowing you to spend more time with your children and grandchildren. This is the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give!


Why Choose the CIMT?

The CIMT is a revolutionary tool that goes beyond traditional heart health assessments. By offering a glimpse into the state of your arteries, it helps identify any signs of plaque buildup—an early indicator of potential cardiovascular issues. This test is an ultrasound of your carotid artery (like a photo of your vascular system) that is a repeatable test year to year to see what your vascular age is compared to your actual age. With a simple 15 minute scan on both sides of your neck (no need to disrobe), we can find if you have inflammation and dangerous soft plaque within your arterial system, and then help you reduce that plaque over time. 


As an example, a patient of ours got their first CIMT at age 55, and was informed that they had the arteries of an 83 year old! With guidance from our team, this patient was able to make necessary lifestyle changes and is now a 67 year old with arteries to match. Cardiovascular disease is REVERSIBLE, you just have to identify the root causes and address them as soon as possible.


We strongly recommend that everyone get a CIMT, especially if heart disease runs in your family, to learn about what is going on in their bodies. It is part of your health journey, and is the best way to learn so you can teach others. Getting a CIMT is a proactive step towards safeguarding your heart and ensuring a healthier future.


Our Heart Health Guarantee: A Promise of Wellness

At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we believe in providing more than just diagnostics—we offer a heart health guarantee. No matter the findings from your CIMT, we promise that you will not have a heart attack or stroke under our care program. This assurance underscores our commitment to guiding you towards optimal heart health and taking every measure to protect your well-being.


Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

As we approach the end of February, it's a great time to reflect on the health resolutions you made at the beginning of the year. Don't let them fade away; instead, use this month of love as renewed motivation to prioritize your well-being. Whether it's maintaining a healthier diet, staying active, or focusing on stress management, we want to encourage and guide you every step of the way. Sticking to these resolutions can be the determining factor in whether or not you have a cardiovascular event, but you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to guide you and cheer you on every step of the way.


Caring for your health allows you to spend more time with grandkids, continue to participate in holidays with the family, ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and avoid ever having a cardiovascular event. It's a profound way of showing care for both yourself and your loved ones. Follow through with your resolutions for the sake of both your personal health and longevity and the well-being of those dear to you.


Special CIMT Offer: A Valentine's Treat for Your Heart

To make caring for your heart even more accessible, we're offering a special CIMT package through the end of February. For just $199 (usually $285), you'll receive a CIMT and a 30-minute consultation with board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Eric Goulder. This comprehensive package empowers you with knowledge about your heart health and provides personalized insights from a medical professional.


Schedule Your Appointment Today

Take the first step towards a healthier heart by scheduling your CIMT appointment at the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio. Contact us today to secure your spot for this limited-time offer. Show your love this Valentine's Day in a way that lasts—a gift of heart health for yourself and those who matter most.

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