Screenings and Seminars Celebrate Heart-Health Month
Feb 01, 2016 11:30AM
Tom Wachtmann, doctor of chiropractic, is hosting Dave Brown, a registered vascular technologist, of Baseline Medical, who will perform carotid artery Intimal Media Thickness (IMT) ultrasound screenings, at Link Chiropractic, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., February 15th. The FDA-approved, painless, non-invasive screenings, done while clients are fully clothed, determine risk for heart attack and stroke. No prior preparation is necessary; registration is required.
As a vascular physiologist, Brown utilizes portable state-of-the-art imaging platforms to produce sophisticated ultrasound images of carotid arteries. Hundreds of digital measurements are taken during the first five-minute procedure, as the sonographer gently slides the ultrasound probe over each side of a client’s neck to see how thick the artery walls are, determining heart attack risk. Other measurements in the carotid arteries are also obtained in another five-minute protocol done specifically for stroke risk. Results are given immediately following the screenings.
Wachtmann is also holding two complimentary seminars at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, both from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: “How Healthy Is Your Heart?” on February 9, and “What’s Keeping You Awake at Night? Stress, Hormones, Pain, Sugar Handling, Liver Dysfunction?” on February 17.
Cost for screenings: $65 per individual and $120 per couple.. Screening location: Link Chiropractic, 3130 Pricetown Rd., Ste. H, Fleetwood. For screening registration, call 610-944-5000. Seminar location: Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center, 628 Twin Ponds Rd., Breinigsville. For seminar registration, call 610-841-3395. For more information, email [email protected] or visit DrWachtmann.com.