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Corporate Wellness Programs not only provide detection of unknown cardiovascular disease, but can also preclude the high cost of health care in preventable conditions. We use state of the art equipment, and our mobile service can come to your location. Our sonographers are all registered by the ARDMS, and our laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission of Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories. All screening exams are read by a qualified physician, and results are sent directly to the patient.
The primary reasons for the cardiovascular screening exam are:
1) To locate and identify areas of stenosis or narrowing of an artery.
2) To identify arteries which are completely blocked or “occluded”.
3) To identify abnormal blood flow characteristics which may be indicative of other vascular diseases.
4) To predict the patients’ risk of heart disease before any symptoms are present.
THESE TESTS SAVE LIVES EVERY DAY
No special preparations are necessary. The patient should follow their doctors orders as usual. These are painless procedure and will not cause the patient any discomfort. There are no needles! The patient will be asked to lie down on an examination table, and a cool “gel” will be applied to the area being tested. The test is performed by a Registered Vascular Technologist, and usually takes approximately a half an hour.
Cardiovascular Risk Screening: IMT
Now, thanks to a new state-of-the-art screening test called carotid intimal thickening (IMT) we can predict your risk of heart disease before any symptoms are present and can give you your true vascular age.
There is no other test available that measures these early symptoms as accurately as the IMT test, and it's now available in Central Ohio.
The heart is evaluated with duplex/color. The scan evaluates the overall function of the heart, wall thickness, chamber sizes, all four valves, murmurs, and can rule out Pericardial Effusion.
This test evaluates the build up of plaque in the carotid arteries (the arteries in the neck that supply the brain with blood flow), which increases the individual's risk for stroke. This procedure is done with ultrasound (high frequency sound waves) which can take pictures and record sound waves of the carotid arteries. The sound waves are directed to the artery with a hand held instrument (transducer) which sends and receives signals that appear on the monitor. From these pictures, it is possible to study the appearance of the arteries, and to determine if there are any abnormalities or stenosis (blockages) present.
The symptoms produced by Peripheral Arterial Disease vary in each individual, dependent upon which artery is affected. This discomfort called "claudication" can be a "cramping", "ache" or "charlie horse" type pain in the calves, thighs or buttocks, and is usually relieved by resting. Other symptoms which may be related to PAD include "numbness or tingling" of the legs and feet, coldness of the toes, and purplish discoloration of the legs and or feet. Blood pressures taken in the arms and legs along with an arterial waveform in the ankle, will be used to determine the presence and severity of arterial disease.
The abdominal aorta is scanned using duplex/color ultrasound to identify the presence and location of an aneurysm. Any dilatation of the aorta above 3 cm would be reported as abnormal. The survival rate from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is very low.
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All for just $145!