What is Vascular Screening at Totality?
Vascular screening is a series of three ultrasound examinations checking for plaque build-up in your arteries. Specifically, at Totality we will perform an examination of the arteries in the neck that carry blood to your brain because plaque in these CAROTID arteries can cause STROKE. We also examine the abdominal aorta, the large blood vessel that carries blood to your kidneys, your stomach and other organs in the abdomen and your legs because plaque and hypertension can cause abnormal enlargement of the aorta, ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM which can burst, RUPTURED ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM and be fatal. Lastly we examine the arteries in your legs and check the blood pressure in your legs because plaque in these PERIPHERAL ARTERIES can cause PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE.
What are the benefits of Vascular Screening at Totality?
- PREVENTION. Most insurances make you wait until your disease causes a problem before they will pay for any testing to be done. Getting a Vascular Screening at Totality arms you with important information about your vascular health and can help you make lifestyle changes and partner with your physician to prevent a life or limb-threatening condition.
- EXPERTISE. All our screenings are performed by our experienced, highly qualified, medical sonographer, Steve Bernhardt, RDMS, RVT, RPhS.
- AVAILABILITY. Our screenings are available during regular office hours, 5 days a week, 52 week s a year.
- CONVENIENCE. We are located off I-44 on Western just south of the Split T Sonic.
What should I do to prepare for a Vascular Screening at Totality?
No special preparation is necessary for this screening. You may eat, take all your medications, and exercise as you normally do.
What can I expect during the Vascular Screening at Totality?
You can expect to have warm gel placed on both sides of your neck, your belly, and your legs. The ultrasound imaging should take about 45 minutes. A blood pressure cuff will be placed on the bottom of your legs and the readings will be recorded.
What happens with the results of Vascular Screening at Totality?
You will be informed of the findings and be given a preliminary report. At your request, a formal report will be faxed to any of your health care providers.
Am I a candidate for Vascular Screening at Totality?
What does Vascular Screening at Totality cost?
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