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 have one or more of the following risk factors?
- Over the age of 60
- Previously or presently smoke
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Personal or family history of vascular or heart disease, aortic aneurysm or stroke
If yes, then you would benefit most from a screening