Vascular Disease is a serious condition which affects the circulation of blood flow within the arteries and veins. If not treated, vascular disease can lead to serious health issues such as amputation, stroke, aneurysm, or even death.
At Franciscan St. Francis Health, we offer advanced technology and a preventive vascular screening to detect your risk for a number of potentially serious vascular conditions. We check critical blood vessels in your neck area, your abdomen and your ankles for telltale signs of restriction or weakness. If these problems are detected early, they can be treated before they become life-threatening. This painless, non-invasive and inexpensive screening could save your life.
Is vascular screening for you?
If you are age 50 or older with one or more of the following risk factors, you may be at risk for vascular disease:
Stroke screening (carotid artery ultrasound)
Screens for possible narrowing and blockages of the carotid arteries, the main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening (AAA ultraound)
Screens for an aneurysm
, a bulge or weakness in the aorta, the major blood vessel in the abdomen.
Screens for blockages and plaque buildup in the legs, which is linked to cardiovascular disease. Deposits of plaque in the large arteries of the legs can block the blood supply to the legs, resulting in pain with walking (claudication).
screening is an overall look at, or profile of, the fats in your blood. Screenings help identify people at risk of heart disease. It is important to have what is called a full lipid profile to show the actual levels of each type of fat in your blood: LDL, HDL
, and others.
Blood sugar screening
A blood sugar screening measures the amount of sugar in your blood. This test will determine whether you have low, normal or elevated blood sugar. The device used is a glucometer and involves doing a finger stick. Individuals are not required to fast prior to the test. Results are given within seconds. Participants with abnormal results are referred to their physician for further evaluation.
Blood pressure check
Measures the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. High blood pressure
increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Body mass index assessment
Assesses your body weight relative to height. If your Body Mass Index
is too high, you're at higher risk for such health problems as heart disease and stroke.
Assess your risk of vascular disease.
Schedule your $69 vascular screening today. Call 1-877-888-1777.