Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke and don’t even know it?
With no needles and less than 15 minutes of your time, you can find out your risk for heart attack or stroke and get information about your circulation.
Doctors Hospital is offering a new test called Angioscreen®—a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide you with information about your heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure, and body mass index. Angioscreen® measures your Ankle Brachial Index, a screening for blockages in the leg arteries that is normally not performed by doctors, unless patients are symptomatic.
Immediately after your Angioscreen® you will receive a color ultrasound picture printout and digital record showing a picture of your carotid arteries. Narrowing of the carotid arteries by the buildup of cholesterol called plaque within the wall of the blood vessels increases your risk of stroke. You should share this information with your physician. You will also get a consultation to review the results.
The screening includes the following: carotid artery ultrasound, blood pressure in both arms, ankle brachial index, body mass index, peak systolic velocity, heart rate, EKG, and an abdominal aorta aneurysm screening.