Saint Agnes Hospital

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Free Vascular Screenings

Predict Your Chance for Stroke, Heart Attack, or Aneurysm

For 10 million Americans, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a serious risk factor leading to heart attack, aneurysm and stroke. Saint Agnes' Cardiovascular Institute is proud to offer our new Vascular Screening Program, led by Dr. Avinash Ganti. We offer free, simple, and painless screenings to detect PAD by checking for blockages in the arteries and aneurysms that can lead to heart attack or stroke.

Are You At Risk?

Diagnosing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) may be your only warning sign for future heart attack, aneurysm and stroke. That's why our medical experts urge all men and women over age 55 to get screened.

Do You:

  • Smoke?
  • Suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes?
  • Have heart disease or have a family history of heart disease?

If you answered yes to any of the above, be proactive -- take the first step to prevention.

Schedule your FREE screening today.
Call 1-877-410-8272(VASC).

Types of P.A.D. Screenings

The best way to detect and prevent complications from vascular disease is to participate in a vascular screening. These screenings are painless and only take 30 minutes. You will receive your results right after the screening. If we detect an issue that requires prompt attention, Dr. Ganti will be contacted immediately. Otherwise, a nurse from Saint Agnes Hospital will provide you with recommendations for follow-up or physician referral. Your primary care physician will also receive your test results.

The free screenings we provide are:

Carotid Artery Ultrasound
To detect plaque and/or arterial narrowing that may increase the risk for stroke.

Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound
To determine the size of the abdominal aorta and detect aneurysms.

Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
To compare the blood pressure at the ankle with that in your arm to determine if there is significant lower extremity arterial narrowing or blockage; to detect peripheral arterial disease.



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