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    Is the cholesterol panel done with the CIMT or do the results of the CIMT determine if you get a cholesterol panel? For context, I did the 490 Webinar & had low risk of diabetes. The next step for me is the CIMT.

    Thank you

  • #2
    Those are related but separate tests. You should get both a cholesterol panel and a CIMT test starting around 50 years of age or perhaps earlier if you are at higher risk by genetics/lifestyle. Generally it is much easier to schedule a cholesterol panel test than a CIMT test. If you haven't gotten an inflammation panel, then you should get one of those as cardiovascular inflammation is a key driver of cholesterol getting into the intima-media space (and thus the usefulness of getting a carotid intima-media thickness test). If you haven't gotten either a cholesterol panel or an inflammation panel, just schedule those at the same time while you wait for the next opportunity for a CIMT test. If you are going through the Webinar, then you likely have access to the info on how to sign up for a CIMT test if you want it done by CardioRisk labs. Ask if you are not sure.


    • Tom
      Tom commented
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      One more comment. If you haven't had a CAC score test done yet, then you might want to consider getting one done. After an initial CAC score test which indicates a score above 0, then I would wait five years between each subsequent CAC score tests. Dr. Brewer has done several videos on CAC score tests.

  • #3
    I'll add it to my list. Thanks


    • #4
      Normally, cholesterol is of significant benefit to the body. But of course, if your cholesterol level exceeds the norm, then you should panic. I would say so. I read a lot about this on this page and now I understand that it is necessary to monitor the level of cholesterol in the blood. If you detect an elevated cholesterol level in the blood, then this is a reason to consult a doctor and reconsider the diet.
      Last edited by dressti; 05-29-2021, 05:29 PM.