Author: Lauren Hunsberger |Posted In: Live |August 2021
BC member Kimberly Brockenbrough,MD, is a cardiovascular radiologist with a passion for imaging the heart.
She has more than 20 years of experience studying blood vessels and recently founded Cardia Vision, a mobile imaging unit that encourages more people to get checked more often. With the most advanced AI imaging technology available, she says these short, preventative tests are the best tool we have to save lives.
Here are a few key facts about heart disease that she wants everyone to know:
1 in 3 people die of cardiovascular disease, both men and women, in the United States.Plaque build-up (the cause of cardiovascular disease) can be detected as early as 18 years old.
There are different stages of plaque build-up—fatty, fibrous and calcified—and the imaging is so clear we can see these stages.
You can treat or reverse plaque build-up, atherosclerosis, which can prevent heart attack or stroke.
Risk factors include diabetes, prediabetes, obesity, and blood pressure.
Half of men who present heart attack have no previous symptoms.
For more information or to book an appointment with same-day results, visit cardiavision.com.