At OWIFM we take your health seriously. We provide leading edge analysis of your cardiac health concerns.
These three factors assess your cardiac status and cardiac risk:
- Blood tests that go beyond the usual limited lipid panel to assess cholesterol and inflammation.
- Coronary Artery Calcium Score (AKA “CAC Score”).
This is a CT scan of your heart, measuring the amount of calcium (or hardening of hard plaque) in your coronary arteries. This test tells you right now whether you have the Disease of Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries in the vessels of your heart (total cholesterol does not give this information) and your potential risk for heart attack or stroke.
This procedure is scheduled through an outside third party and is not covered by Insurance. Cost approx. $100.
- Carotid Intimal Scan by Ultrasound. This is an Ultrasound test that actually measures the layer of inflammation in your carotid arteries. If this area is thickened with soft plaque, you are on your way to hardening. This test predicts your potential risk for stroke.
This procedure is performed in our Office and billed to Insurance.