This test screens for the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries supplying blood flow to the brain. Four out of five stroke victims have carotid artery disease and have no apparent symptoms or warning signs for having a stroke. Stroke is the #1 cause of long-term disability in adults and the third leading cause of death in America.
This test is an additional step associated with the Carotid ultrasound that measures vessel wall thickness to estimate arterial age and assess cardiovascular risk.
This test screens for the presence of an aneurysm that could possibly rupture. The aorta runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen. Because the aorta is the body's main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding immediately.
This test screens for heart muscle abnormalities and valvular disease. It is one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease.
ANKLE / BRACHIAL INDEX
This test compares the blood pressure in your ankle and in your arm to screen for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) caused by blockages in the lower extremity and that could result in neurological damage.
12 LEAD EKG
This test screens for heart rhythm changes and monitors the electrical activity. An EKG may at times detect abnormalities before they can be seen by an echocardiogram.