Proactive Wellness Centers is now offering Advanced Cardiac Evaluation (ACE) and Advanced Cardiac Treatment (ACT) programs to help patients prevent, reverse and mitigate cardiovascular disease. “We are now offering Advanced Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) imaging combined with emerging scientifically validated biomarkers that we can measure from simple blood tests to identify, prevent, reverse and mitigate cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease formations which lead to heart attacks and strokes”, says Dr. Lawson, Medical Director. The following summary of the relevant data highlights the importance of the emerging evaluation and treatment of this killer disease:
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number one cause of deaths in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease. In fact, more men and women die from cardiovascular disease than the next 4 leading causes of death all combined. Here are some startling facts:
More than 800,000 people die in the U.S. each year of cardiovascular disease, making it, not cancer, the No.1 killer.
- In up to 40% of heart attack patients, traditional risk factors like elevated cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes are absent.
- One in four Americans who suffer a heart attack will die from their first incident which is frequently their first and only indication of ill health
With these data, cardiovascular disease is the greatest health risk facing American men and women today. Further, standard cholesterol tests are NOT helpful in gauging an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease since approximately 60% of people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol. More importantly, it has become widely accepted now that chronic silent inflammation is one of the key root causes of cardiovascular disease. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have developed the Advanced Cardiac Evaluation (ACE) Program that uses a combination of leading-edge biomarkers and diagnostic tools to provide a more complete risk profile and even detection of early stages of disease and we have created the Advanced Cardiac Treatment (ACT) Program to bring patients the latest in scientifically validated protocols to prevent, reverse and mitigate these disease processes.