CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit Screenings
- Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening:
This test screens for peripheral arterial disease in the lower extremities. An abnormal result may indicate an increased risk for peripheral and coronary artery disease.
The screening takes about 10 minutes, using blood pressure cuffs and a Doppler ultrasound on your arms and ankles. Shoes and socks must be removed for the screening. Please avoid wearing pantyhose.
- Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening:
This ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries in the neck can reveal plaque buildup and potential blockages, which is the number one cause of stroke.
This screening takes about 10 minutes and acoustic gel is placed on both sides of the neck. An ultrasound instrument is used to visualize the inside of both carotid arteries of the neck. Please avoid wearing high collared shirts or turtlenecks for this screening.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening:
This quick procedure screens for enlargement or aneurysm in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
This screening takes about 10 minutes and gel is placed on the abdomen to allow ultrasound visualization of the main artery in the abdomen - the aorta. Fasting is required (no food or drink) for two hours prior to the screening.
- Cardiac Age Health Risk Assessment:
This screening is based on the Framingham Heart Study and will calculate a 10-year heart risk percentage based on biological age, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and smoking history. The assessment requires a four-hour fast and involves a finger stick glucose and lipid panel.
The complete Cardiovascular package is $100.00 and includes all 4 screenings.
All individual screenings are $25.00 each and may be done in any combination you choose.
The CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit travels across the region, giving better access to local residents. For up-to-date information on where we’ll be next, please click here.
To schedule an appointment please call (859) 301-9355 (WELL).