You may be in great shape. You may feel as fit as a fiddle--- but are you at risk for stroke or aneurysm?
An Early Warning Ultrasound™ of your neck, abdomen and ankle could save your life.
As experts in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular system disorders we believe accurate screening results are critical in order for patients to receive the potentially lifesaving benefits of early detection.
At Midwest Heart Specialists we use the most advanced sound wave technology to painlessly scan blood vessels and produce images of such high resolution that serious vascular irregularities can be seen in precise detail, even though you may be symptom free.
An Early Warning Ultrasound™ of your neck’s carotid arteries can reveal carotid artery disease (a build-up of fatty plaque) before the condition can trigger a stroke.
An Early Warning Ultrasound™ of your abdomen can detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm (an abnormal weakness in the wall of your abdominal aorta) before it can rupture.
An Early Warning Ultrasound™ of your ankle can detect Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) (a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to the arms and legs) before it can lead to blockage in a leg artery.
Based on the most recent research you should consider being screened if you are:
- Male age 60 or over
- Female age 60 or over with history of vascular problems
- 50 years or older with a family history of cardiovascular disease
- Hypertensive (have high blood pressure)
- A smoker or use tobacco products
To learn more about Screenings for Life at Midwest Heart Specialists call toll free 877.MHS.SCAN (877.647.7226).