Early detection noninvasive screenings
An estimated 20 million to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. These non-heart related vascular diseases cause as much death and disability as heart disease. In the past, these vascular diseases have gone undetected until it is too late. With early detection, vascular disease can be identified and treated before major complications arise.
Our early detection screening is designed to discover undetected health problems using noninvasive health screenings. These screenings, which take approximately 30 minutes to complete and do not require a doctor's order, allow patients and their primary care physician to actively design a plan to effectively treat the diagnosed vascular disease. A full range of noninvasive tests is available at our vascular laboratory, including tests for:
Our noninvasive vascular laboratory is a modern, uniquely designed facility to serve outpatients and is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).
Who should be screened?
Screening is useful for anyone over age 55 who has not already been diagnosed with carotid artery, abdominal aorta or peripheral vascular disease. There is a higher risk of atherosclerosis in certain high risk patients, including those patients with:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Family history of atherosclerotic problems and circulatory problems