CRMC now offers AngioScreen™
AngioScreen™ is a non-invasive vascular screening designed to assess your risk of heart attack and stroke.
The screening takes only fifteen minutes and you will be provided with a consultation and clear results of your vascular condition immediately following the procedure.
Reasons to AngioScreen™
- Every 30 seconds an American has a heart attack
- Every 45 seconds an American has a stroke
- Every hour there are 100 deaths from vascular disease
Vascular disease is the leading cause of death in America as well as the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Being aware of your vascular health is the first step in preventing these problems. The results of your AngioScreen™ will provide you with information on the condition of your heart and an assessment of risk that can be discussed with your physician.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an expansion of the abdominal aorta, the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. As the aneurysm expands, the wall weakens and may rupture often resulting in sudden death. The majority of people with AAAs have no symptoms so early screening is often life-saving.
What AngioScreen™ Includes
The screening is simple, convenient and non-invasive. At the screening, your blood pressure will be taken along with an ultrasound picture of your carotid arteries. In addition, information will be gathered about your heart rhythm and overall fitness.
An ultra sound scan shows the flow of blood in the neck arteries that go to the front of the brain. Narrowing of these carotid arteries by plaque within the wall of the blood vessel increases the risk of stroke.
ABI (Ankle Brachial Index)
ABI is a screening test for blockages in the arteries that go to the legs. This type of blockage is called Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Ten million people have PAD, and 90% do not know they have it. A person with PAD is two to four times more likely to have a heart attack compared to the general population.
Your Angioscreen Results
Directly following your screen you will receive a report including your data and a colored photo of your arteries. You will also be provided with a CD containing your results that you can share with your physician. Even if you lose the paper version of your AngioScreen™, you can print another copy from this CD. You will also receive information that will help you understand your results.
Click here to view a Sample Report (PDF – 652 KB)
AngioScreen™ can be a beneficial tool for the health of your employees. We offer corporate screenings, with a minimum of 20 participants, with a price break. AngioScreen™ is completely reimbursed under flexible spending accounts.
For more information about corporate screenings please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to visit the Heart and Vascular Center to learn more.
For a referral to a cardiologist or internist on staff at Capital Regional Medical Center, visit our Physician Directory or call (850) 325-3627.