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Root Cause Tree - We Need to Dig Down to the Roots!

The Heart Attack Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio and Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus is the first center in the nation to feature the expertise of cardiology and dentistry under one roof. Why is this important? Because in order to achieve optimal health, we need to obtain a complete picture of your health. We believe that oral systemic health methods are the key to preventing disease before it happens.


The Heart Attack Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio provides the holistic benefits of The BaleDoneen Method to our patients. The BaleDoneen Method is a science-based methodology that is scientifically proven and accepted to both prevent and reverse heart attacks, strokes, and many other chronic conditions such as dementia, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and kidney disease. This method is based on the fact that inflammation is the common pathway that drives the arterial disease process.


Let’s take a look at BaleDoneen’s Root Cause Tree to demonstrate how many issues can be hiding beneath the surface.





Conventional health care methods adopt a wait-and-see approach and only strive to fix existing issues. Oral systemic health care methods examine your health at a deeper level providing preventative health care. The science and technology is available for this superior care!


A traditional cardiology examination will consist of the risk factor analysis approach. This process will review your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, tobacco use, diabetes status, and family history of heart disease. While all these factors are significant and contribute to the picture of your cardiovascular health, it fails to do one very important thing–look for evidence of disease in your arteries. A preventative cardiologist can provide a more complete picture of your cardiovascular health.


The Heart Attack Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio offers state of the art testing and technology.

  • Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test (CIMT)

  • Advanced Lab Testing

  • Sleep Apnea Screenings

  • Saliva Testing

  • 3D Cone Beam Scans

  • Advanced Genetic Testing

  • Dental Clearance

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

  • Complete Periodontal Health Assessment


CIMT can provide peace of mind

Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. for both men & women. In a 10-year, 100,000 person-year study, Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) caught 98.6% of the heart attacks and strokes BEFORE they occurred.


With an efficient, 20 minute ultrasound of your neck, the Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test (CIMT) can show us your disease status. This test measures the thickening of your artery walls and any plaque buildup that may be occurring. The CIMT is:

  • Non-invasive

  • Affordable (only $250!)

  • Radiation free

  • Painless and easy

  • Convenient - No need to disrobe (we are looking at the arteries in your neck)

  • Approved by The American Heart Association over 20 years ago as safe, reliable, and repeatable


Inflammation Testing

The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio offers advanced inflammation testing. This preventative health testing consists of simple blood and urine biomarkers that identify inflammatory risk across a risk spectrum. This medical information is a significant piece of the story of your whole body health. With this information, we can create a targeted treatment plan to reduce your cardiovascular disease risk. Monitoring your inflammatory status allows for personalized health care and greater preventative measures.


Heart attacks are optional! Stop guessing and start testing

By working together, we can treat all the root causes of inflammation. The reduction of inflammation allows the arteries to heal, which takes us on a path of lasting arterial wellness. We provide a guarantee of arterial wellness. This means that even with significant risk, you have the opportunity to never suffer a heart attack or stroke for the rest of your life. That is a powerful promise! Contact us today!


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350 W Wilson Bridge Road

Suite 320-A

Worthington, OH 43085

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