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Genes and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

February 02, 20243 min read

Debunking the Myth: Rewriting Your Genetic Story to Prevent Heart Disease and Strokes

Did you know that you have the power to prevent a staggering 80% of heart diseases and strokes through simple lifestyle changes? It's time to challenge the belief that our fate is predetermined by family history and equip ourselves with the knowledge that we hold the key to our own destiny. In this blog post, we will discuss the significance of proactive heart disease screening and prevention, shedding light on the crucial role of a CIMT scan test with the highly visual Vasometrics report.

We are not bound by our family history when it comes to heart diseases and strokes.

Heart disease has become a growing concern for many individuals, especially those with a family history or "bad genes." They often find themselves consumed by fear and feel helpless, thinking that there's nothing they can do to prevent a heart attack or stroke. However, I'm here to tell you that this is just a myth, and you can take control of your health. In this article, we will explore the misconceptions surrounding bad genes and heart disease and introduce a potential solution for you: CIMT scan tests.

CIMT scan tests provide a revolutionary solution that provides individuals with actionable information regarding their cardiovascular health. CIMT stands for Carotid Intima-Media Thickness, and this test allows you to see and track the amount of plaque present in your arteries. Plaque buildup is a leading cause of heart disease, and by gaining insight into your current plaque levels, you can make informed decisions to mitigate the risks.

While it's true that having a family history or genetic predisposition can increase your susceptibility to heart disease, it does not mean you're doomed to suffer the same fate. By understanding your individual risk factors through a CIMT scan test, you can take proactive steps to improve your cardiovascular health. Armed with this knowledge, you can make necessary lifestyle changes, seek appropriate medical interventions, and engage in preventive care to reduce the likelihood of developing heart disease.

It's not simply a matter of worrying about the future; it's about the potential loss of one's independence and quality of life. Without finding a way to improve their situation, individuals with a family history of heart disease are at a higher risk of becoming disabled or worse, losing their lives. The stakes couldn't be higher, and it's crucial that we debunk the myths and offer a viable solution.

By debunking the myths surrounding bad genes and heart disease, we empower individuals to take control of their health. Don't let fear and misinformation hold you back. Schedule a CIMT scan test today and gain the actionable information you need to make a positive impact on your cardiovascular health. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, and with the right knowledge and solution, you can break free from the constraints of bad genes and live a healthier, happier life.

By dispelling the myth of predetermined fate, embracing proactive heart disease screening, and utilizing advanced tools such as the CIMT scan test with the Vasometrics report, we empower ourselves to rewrite our genetic story. The power to protect ourselves from heart disease lies within us. Take charge of your health, make those simple lifestyle changes, and unlock a healthier future.



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Why should you get this C-IMT scan?

Informed patients make better decisions.

hearth Disease Risk

Early Detection of Heart Disease Risk

A C-IMT scan can act as an early warning system by identifying increased thickness in the artery walls long before any symptoms of heart disease or stroke become evident.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Personalized Treatment Plan

The results of a C-IMT scan can help your doctor tailor a treatment plan to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke, which is the leading cause of death and disability in the world.

Non-Invasive and Safe

Non-Invasive and Safe

Unlike some other tests, the C-IMT scan is non-invasive and uses ultrasound, not radiation. It's safe and doesn't require any special preparation.

Family History

Family History

If you have a family history of early heart disease or stroke, the scan can provide valuable information about your own risk, helping you and your doctor to take preventive measures.

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

If you are anxious about your cardiovascular health, a vasometric scan can provide reassurance if your results are within a normal range.

Vasolabs Is A Premier Provider Of Safe, Convenient Heart Disease Screenings.

Vasolabs Is A Premier Provider Of Safe, Convenient Heart Disease Screenings.

  • Uses the newest ultrasound technology

  • Determines whether or not you have heart disease

  • Pain-free. Requires no wires, treadmills, or needles.

  • Takes only 15 minutes

  • Get your Easy-to-Understand Report within 24 hours

  • Optional Discussion with your Clinician

Schedule a test to see if you’re at risk of heart disease!

Identify Your Risks of Getting Cardiovascular Disease With a Simple C-IMT Scan!

Know if You Are at Risk for Heart Attacks, Strokes, and other Cardiovascular Diseases:

$499 $199

What's Included in your Report:

  • See your Vascular Age!

  • Soft or Calcified Plaque is visualized, you’ll see it all.

  • Track Your inflammation, Know your Artery Blockage.

  • Informed patients make better decisions.

Loved ones depend on you.

Do I Need a Heart Screening?

Here is a checklist of factors that put you at elevated risk for heart attack, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease:

  • Over 40 years of age

  • Family history of heart disease/stroke

  • Overweight

  • Increased cholesterol level

  • High-fat diet

  • Tobacco user

  • High blood pressure

  • Diabetic

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Psoriasis


Peace of Mind is Priceless


Looking back, it's chilling to realize how close I came to the edge. I opted for a test at Vasolabs on a whim, without any particular symptoms. Boy, am I glad I did! Turns out, my arteries were nearly clogged up - something regular doctors wouldn't have caught unless there were signs of a problem. By the time I got a couple of second opinions and returned to my regular doctor, my arteries were 95% blocked. If I hadn't taken the test when I did, I could have had a stroke. Trust me when I say this, going to Vasolabs was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

- George B

I was really worried about getting a heart attack because its already happened in our family. So taking this test gave me the peace of mind I was looking for. And it was so cool to see the age of my artery was younger than I was!!

- Barbara L.

I went to Vasolabs for their C-IMT testing, thinking it'd be a complicated deal, but nope! It was as easy as getting a photo taken. And guess what? They found an issue that could've been a silent threat. Thanks to them catching it early, my doctor and I are on top of it now. Honestly, I feel like I dodged a bullet. Big thumbs up for Vasolabs!

- Walter S.

I saw an ad on Facebook and I got the C-IMT Test for myself and my husband, it was such an easy process. And a great gift idea for family. It was really fun to look at the results and good to know I need to work on my health.

- Jessica F.

Frequently Asked Question

What is a C-IMT scan?

A C-IMT Scan is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to measure the thickness of your carotid arteries' walls. These arteries, located on each side of your neck, supply blood to your brain. Over time, plaque can build up in these arteries, causing them to thicken. This is often an early sign of atherosclerosis, a disease that can lead to serious conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.

Where do I go to get this scan?

For your quick, 15-minute appointment, simply head over to our facility located at 1414 South 600 West, Bountiful, UT 84010.

Who takes my test?

Dean Ence, an expert sonographer, will be handling your fast, no-pain test to figure out the 'age' of your arteries. This test checks how thick your artery walls are - thicker walls can mean inflammation. It's all simplified for you to understand easily. We also spot and show plaque, whether soft or hard, in your arteries. You get detailed pictures from the ultrasound for your records. Taking care of your health is our main goal!

How long does the C-IMT Scan and Report take?

The duration of the C-IMT scan can vary depending on various factors, like the complexity of the patient's condition. Typically, a Vasometric scan takes around 15 minutes to complete. The report is done and delivered within 24 hours to you.

Will my insurance cover this C-IMT Scan?

Most insurance providers don't cover the cost of this scan. However, most hospitals are around $800 a scan, but we are only charging $199!

Hospitals often inflate prices due to the complex nature of their billing systems and agreements with insurance companies.


Our Mission:
Vasolabs is dedicated to promoting heart health by providing innovative, easy-to-access tests. We empower people with insights into their vascular health for early risk detection.