Wouldn't it be nice to know, way before a heart attack or stroke happens, that there are changes taking place inside your body? This would afford you the opportunity to adjust your lifestyle and prevent further changes from causing damage. Often, people learn of their actual risk once a heart attack or stroke has already occurred. What are some of the signs of cardiovascular problems and how can digital imaging "visualize" warning signs that could potentially save your life?
By utilizing thermography as an early risk assessment tool, areas of inflammation can be identified. Inflammation in the body has been linked to the disease process. An upper body screening (that includes the head, neck, and chest) can provide this valuable information. Inflammation in the carotid artery can indicate the beginnings of plaque formation that can lead to carotid blockage and ultimately a stroke.
In addition, a decrease in temperature (hypothermia) in the left side of the chest and back can indicate coronary artery disease.
Hyperthermia (increase in temperature) and hypothermia can be picked up through thermal imaging that detects the heat being emitted from the body surface. The compromised area of concern can be identified by the relationship between that area of skin (dermatome) and the nerve that supplies it.
The pain and inflammation associated with phlebitis (below), another indication of cardiovascular insufficiency can be identified with thermographic imaging. Likewise, temperature changes in the extremities can indicate circulatory problems.
Clearly, you can see the benefits of having an early assessment screening with Thermography to determine if you are at risk. If warning signs are found early enough, lifestyle changes can be made to prevent further damage.
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