Referrals & Appointments
Stroke & Vascular Screening
If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or you smoke, consider that 700,000 Americans have a stroke each year; 157,000 will die; and nearly 210,000 are under the age of 65. Stroke is a leading cause of disability, which could be devastating to you and your family. Read below for two screening options:
Stroke Aware Online Assessment
Anyone can have a stroke, regardless of age, sex or race. Do you know your risk? Our health aware assessments take about five minutes and provide a quick response about your health as well as action steps if you are identified as being at risk. Know your risk. Take the free, five-minute StrokeAware test. It could save your life.
Stroke & Vascular Screening: Takes less than one hour
When plaque builds up in the arteries and blocks blood flow to the heart, it causes a heart attack. Plaque build-up also can block blood flow to the brain, causing a "brain attack" or stroke. Aneurysm occurs when the vessel wall weakens, causing the artery to bulge.It takes less than an hour to get the stroke screenings that detect these problems with your blood vessels, and they could prevent a stroke or detect an aneurysm.
Fast, easy, painless, affordable
Stroke screening typically includes just an ultrasound of the carotid artery in the neck, but there are three areas where plaque has a tendency to form and cause a stroke or aneurysm. Our complete Stroke & Vascular Screening Package takes a look at all three.
1. Carotid artery — We do an ultrasound of the main artery in your neck which leads to the brain.
2. Abdominal aorta — We do an ultrasound of your largest blood vessel, partially located in the abdomen.
3. Legs — We measure blood pressure at your ankle and arms to check the flow of blood into your legs.
Get all three tests for $129 or $45 each. Each test is painless, takes only about 10 minutes, and is performed by a registered vascular technologist.
When you take all stroke and vascular screening tests together, a cardiac nurse also will measure:
- blood pressure
- waist circumference
- body mass index
Afterwards, the nurse will discuss the results with you and assess your 10-year risk for heart disease and stroke. A physician reads the final ultrasound results, which you will receive within 14 business days.
Stroke Risk Factors: Who should have a stroke and vascular screening?
Men should be 45 years of age or older and women should be 55 years of age or older, and have one or more of these risk factors: family history of heart disease or a relative who had a stroke
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- diabetes or fasting blood sugar greater than 100
- circulatory problems
- irregular heart beat
- leg pain