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Early detection vascular screening

Ankle-brachial index (abi) • arterial (lower and/or upper extremity)
abdominal aortic duplex

Early Detection Leads to Preventative Healthcare

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The vascular screening program tests for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA).

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a vascular condition affecting more than 8 million Americans. PAD is characterized by narrowed or blocked arteries in the legs or arms caused by fatty deposits (plaque). People with PAD have a 5 times greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, fatigue, and heaviness in the legs and feet.

The vascular screening program tests for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA).Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a vascular condition affecting more than 8 million Americans. PAD is characterized by narrowed or blocked arteries in the legs or arms caused by fatty deposits (plaque). People with PAD have a 5 times greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, fatigue, and heaviness in the legs and feet.

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
The ankle-brachial index test compares the blood pressure measured at the ankle with the blood pressure measured at the arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in the legs.

Arterial (Lower and/or Upper Extremity)
Arterial ultrasound utilizes ultrasound imaging to get an inside look at the arteries in your legs. The procedure begins with the technician placing a gel on the surface of your skin and using a transducer/ probe over your skin to produce images of the inside of your arteries.

Abdominal Aortic Duplex (Plaque assessment, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm assessment)
This is a 15-minute test that uses ultrasound to assess plaque in the abdominal aorta and detect and measure an aneurysm (bulging of the artery) that might be present in the aortic wall. The test will also look for plaque that may be developing in the wall of the artery.
FASTING for 4 hours before the exam is required.

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