The heart is one of the most important organs so let's take care of it
CardioRisk Laboratories has opened it’s new location in South Jordan making it easier for anyone to take charge of their heart health and set up an appointment for a CIMT test. A CIMT test, is a Carotid Intima Media Thickness scan that evaluates the amount of atherosclerotic plaque building up in arteries. CardioRisk Laboratories, is a leader in preventive heart care by using cutting edge technology to provide clinics and physicians cost-effective, non-invasive procedures and products to improve the heart health of their patients.
|Celeste Gleave, SHEROES United|
Be kind to your heart: 5 tips to keep your heart healthy and plaque free
Celeste Gleave, founder of SHEROES United, a non-profit organization that identifies female role models; and a past president of Go Red, a national campaign by the American Heart Association, gives us her top 5 tips on how to keep your heart healthy.
1- Know your numbers such as blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and cholesterol. “The works” is what she calls it. Knowing where your body is at will help you be able to see where there might need to be improvements.
2- Think about your diet. When it comes to your diet, she stresses, a balanced diet is key.
3- Know your family history. Facts about family history with disease or medical conditions are vitally important parcels of information.
4- Set up a great “feasible” exercise program, even if that means only exercising for 30 minutes a day.
When Fox 13 interviewed Todd Eldredge, President and CEO of CardioRisk Laboratories, he related the CIMT procedure to having plaque on a tooth. "If you have plaque on a tooth, you have it in your whole mouth," he said. "This is the same kind of concept that if you find plaque in the carotid artery, you're going to find it systemically."
|From left to right: Diana George, Gina Monibi, Todd Eldredge, |
Celeste Gleave, Sandra Hudson