Preventive Care Cardiovascular Disease Screening
Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is generally without symptoms until something serious occurs. In fact, nearly one out of every three deaths is attributed to cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in the US have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Men and women over the age of 45 are at greatest risk, but cardiovascular disease can strike at any age. The good news is that cardiovascular disease is highly preventable and is also one of most treatable diseases, especially when caught early. Early detection can literally save lives.
Your health plays a vital role in your overall well-being and can affect all aspects of your life — from decisions you make at work to your personal relationships. That is why it is so important for you to be aware of your medical risk factors and learn ways that will prolong good health. Knowing your risk is the first step to receive preventative care and our cardiovascular disease screenings by the Sharp Grossmont Heart and Vascular team will provide this valuable information. You will undergo a series of examinations that will take less than two hours of your time.
For just $165 ($95 without calcium scoring) you will receive a comprehensive evaluation of your risk factors. The examinations will take place at the hospital and include:
- Abdominal aortic ultrasound to check for weakened aortic walls (aneurysms)
- Ankle-brachial index to test for peripheral arterial disease
- Blood glucose check to test for pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Blood pressure check
- Body mass index (BMI), body fat and hip-waist ratio measurements
- Calcium scoring with a Computed Tomography (CT) scan to determine your risk of coronary artery disease
- Carotid ultrasound to detect early signs of plaque buildup in arteries
- Cholesterol panel
- C-reactive protein assessment to test for arterial inflammation
- Lifestyle and family history analysis
Following your assessment, an advanced clinician from Sharp Grossmont will provide you with a personal consultation to discuss your findings and answer any questions you might have. If needed, we will design a follow-up treatment plan involving your primary care physician.
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