What is a Vascular Screening?
Arterial Screenings is a test that checks the body for Vascular Disease (conditions that affect the blood vessels, arteries, and veins). Vascular disease that affects the arteries is most often caused by atherosclerosis, a process resulting from a buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) on the inner lining pf the arteries. As the buildup progresses, blood flow can become restricted or the artery may dilate and become aneurysmal.
During an Arterial Screening we conduct 3 simple tests
- Test 1 checks for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)
- Test 2 checks for Carotid Artery Disease (CAD)
- Test 3 checks for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
The screening is performed using diagnostic ultrasound to generate images of blood flow within the veins and arteries. The tests are quick, free, and can save your life!
Do you qualify for a free Screening?
- If you are over the age of 60
- Past or present smoker
- If you have had a previous heart interventions (stent or bypass)