If you are at risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), it’s recommended to get a vascular screening every year!
(PAD) Peripheral Artery Disease is a condition where deposits, called calcium or plaque, build up over time on the inside walls of the arteries in your legs. This build up causes the arteries to narrow, reducing blood flow to the legs and feet.
Who should have a vascular screening?
• Anyone with risk factors or symptoms
How often should I get a vascular screening?
• Annually, if you are at risk
How do I prepare for a vascular screening?
• If possible, wear shorts and a short-sleeve shirt or blouse
• Do not wear pantyhose
What happens during a screening?
Step 1: Is a quick, easy and non-invasive test that starts with a visual and verbal screening .
Step 2: If at the end of this PAD vascular screening you and the doctor come to the conclusion you are at risk for arterial or venous disease, then our staff will review your benefits with your insurance provider. This allows us to help you understand what your coverage would be should we need to move forward with more diagnostic testing or any procedures.
The vascular screening is NOT a complete diagnosis. We may need to conduct an ultrasound in order for our physician to determine what underlying medical condition may be causing your symptoms.