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Vascular Screening

Vascular Screening

Vascular screenings are essential to maintaining your health and well-being. Quick and painless, these screenings can catch problems, such as plaque buildup in the veins, blockages or aneurysms, before they become serious and cause a heart attack or stroke.

Lima Memorial Health System offers a comprehensive vascular screening comprised of three different ultrasound exams: carotid Doppler, abdominal aorta exam and ankle-brachial index.

 

This non-invasive test uses sound waves to measure blood flow through the carotid arteries. This portion of the exam will assist doctors in evaluating your risk of a stroke.

 

This exam can detect a ballooning of the aorta. Once weakened, the “balloon” can rupture. Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms affect up to 5% of men and 1% of women and is attributed to 15,000 deaths annually.

 

This screening is performed by taking blood pressure measurements at the arms and ankles. The measurements are used to diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Do You Qualify for a Vascular Screening?

You may qualify if you answer “yes” to two or more of the following:

  • Have you been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Are you 55 years of age or older?
  • Are you a current or past smoker?
  • Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
  • Do you have a family history of heart attack or carotid artery disease?
  • Do you have excess weight?
  • Do you have a stressful lifestyle?

For more information on these services or to schedule an appointment, call 419-226-5030. You do not need a doctor’s order to schedule the screening. All three exams are offered for just $60. Insurance does not cover the cost of this screening; however, the screening may be covered under your employee Flexible Spending Account.

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