People with one or more of the following risk factors may want to consider an ultrasound screening:
The 3 exams we provide to screen for Cardiovascular Disease are the following:
Abdominal Aorta (AAA) - The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the abdomen and carries blood to all of the abdominal and pelvic organs and legs. Over time, the aortic walls can weaken and form a balloon-like aneurysm. The vast majority of people with AAA have no symptoms. However, the larger an aneurysm, the more likely it is to rupture, causing profuse bleeding and often sudden death. This exam measures the largest diameter of the abdominal aorta and looks for any abnormal bulging or widening of the vessel. Early detection and treatment, such as surgery, can reduce the risk of rupture 95% of the time.
Carotid Artery - Narrowing of the carotid arteries (located in the neck), due to plaque, can reduce blood flow. The Restricted blood flow and plaque build-up are leading causes of stroke. Early detection encourages close monitoring and lifestyle changes to reduce your overall risk.
ABI - The ankle-brachial index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs. This test is done by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. This test could also help to check for your risk of heart attack and stroke.
We are committed to helping detect Cardiovascular Disease to your employees early, before it becomes life threatening.