Vascular Health Screening
Are you, or someone you know, at risk for any of these?
As a community service, The Surgical Clinic’s Vascular Laboratory is offering low cost vascular health screenings that help with early detection of the most common types of vascular disease.
→ Carotid artery disease
→ Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
→ Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Carotid Artery Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
The Surgical Clinic has vascular surgeons who specialize in treating some of the most common and complex vascular diseases.
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Who should consider a vascular health screening?
→ 50 years old or older
→ family history of heart disease, vascular disease, or stroke
→ high cholestorol
→ high blood pressure
→ current or previous smoker
How to choose a vascular lab
Why choose TSC’s Vascular Laboratory?
Accredited Lab → The screenings are done in our ICAVL accredited vascular lab.
Comfort → The tests are painless and noninvasive.
Licensed → The tests are performed by licensed vascular sonographers.
Results →Results are evaluated by one of The Surgical Clinic’s vascular surgeons and sent to you and your primary care physician.
What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when an artery that carries blood to the brain is narrowed by blockage.
→ sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
→ vision loss
→ speech loss
→ lack of coordination
The effects of stroke are a leading cause of long term disability. Blood vessels in the neck (carotid arteries) are checked for blockage using ultrasound.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
What is AAA?
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is an enlargement of the main artery in the abdomen.
How can AAA develop?
Aneurysms can develop silently and can burst, causing bleeding that could lead to death. Many people with Aortic Aneurysms don’t even know they have one.
Testing for AAA:
The abdominal aorta is checked with ultrasound to look for a weakening or enlargement of the arterial wall.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening
What is PAD?
Peripheral Arterial Disease, also known as hardening of the arteries, reduces the blood flow to the legs due to blockages of the leg arteries.
→ leg pain with walking
If left untreated PAD can lead to more severe conditions such as tissue loss or amputation. Blood pressures are taken from both arms and both ankles to determine if blood flow in the legs is reduced.
Find a vascular surgeon
The board-certified vascular surgeons at The Surgical Clinic in Nashville and Middle TN specialize in advanced minimally invasive surgery for treating vascular diseases. Give us a call today to learn more.