The Life Guard Program 2017-01-19T12:39:00+00:00

THE LIFE GUARD PROGRAM

Cardio-Vascular Disease is the number one killer of men and women.

 

About every 15 seconds, someone will suffer a heart attack and about every half a minute someone will die from one.

Early detection can prevent and reverse our cardio-vascular Burden.

Vascular age testing is the process of measuring the CIMT/FIMT or Carotid/ Femoral Intima Media Thickness for the purpose of identifying a patient’s risk of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. CIMT/FIMT examination provides a direct measurement of atherosclerosis, even in its earliest stages before it causes symptoms or starts to block blood flow. It surpasses universal screening with ankle brachial index or carotid velocity measurements.

The CIMT/FIMT examination uses duplex ultrasound technology to measure the thickness of the first two layers of the carotid artery located in the neck, or in the Femoral arteries located in the groin, where plaque which can block blood-flow first develops. Thickness of the artery wall is an early indicator of vascular disease. The thicker the arterial wall, the greater the risk for plaque development and eventually heart attack or stroke. CIMT/FIMT provides early detection of risk for Cardio-Vascular disease. We use the results of CIMT/FIMT scan, in combination with patients’ cardiac risk factors, to create a cardio-vascular anti-ageing healthy action plan.

It’s never too late to reduce the risk for heart attack, stroke or peripheral vascular disease.

Many patients who develop heart disease and stroke have normal cholesterol levels and lack other indicators of risk.

Reverse existing hardening of the arteries and decrease the risk for a second heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular event can be achieved through cardio-vascular anti-ageing programme.

The American Heart Association and Adult Treatment Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program recognize CIMT as a reliable and safe means for assessing subclinical vascular disease.

15 MINUTES THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

Learn More About Screening

The following high risk patients will benefit from our Cardio-Vascular Anti-ageing programme:

  • Family history of heart disease, stroke, Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Overweight or Physical Inactivity
  • Tobacco user
  • High blood pressure
  • High LDL or low HDL cholesterol
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetic

I would be indebted if you be able to contribute in diminishing the cardio-vascular morbidity and mortality in Ireland by getting such patients to be screened. Best Regards, Sherif Sultan