Know Your Risk for Vascular Disease
Your veins and arteries send blood throughout your body and are vital to your health. With a vascular screening from Sanford Health, you can know the condition of these vital pathways. This simple, painless screening will help identify if you are at risk for a stroke, aortic aneurysm or peripheral artery disease (PAD).
The Vascular Screen is recommended every three to five years for those who are at risk for vascular disease or have a personal or family history of cardiac disease, heart attack or stroke. Type 1 diabetics should get screened at age 30 or older.
Risk for factors for vascular disease include:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Sores on feet or legs that are slow to heal
- Aching, cramping or paint in the arms, legs, thighs or buttocks while exercising
- Family history of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Vascular screening includes:
- Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound
- Ankle/brachial index
- Venous screening
These tests are painless and do not require you to undress, exercise or draw blood. The cost per screening is $50 or less and varies by location. Get a discount when you get the heart screen and vascular screen together.
To schedule a vascular screen, call one of the phone numbers listed below.
Sanford Health News