Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Register for a CardioHealth ultrasound and learn your risk of developing heart disease.
The CardioHealth ultrasound allows doctors to better assess risk and helps you take steps to prevent heart attack and stroke. With the pass of a wand, doctors can scan patients for hidden plaque build-up and increased thickness in the artery wall, both common signs of cardiovascular disease.
The heart attack and stroke screening includes:
- Advanced blood pressure screening (SphygmoCor® XCEL technology), which includes blood pressure at and around your heart and an indirect measurement of arterial stiffness which provides information about the health of your arteries and risk for heart disease and stroke
- 10-year-heart attack risk
- Ankle-brachial index ultrasound to detect peripheral arterial disease (if indicated)
- Blood glucose test
- Body fat measurement
- Body mass index (BMI) and hip to waist ratio
- Cardiac c-reactive blood test for inflammation
- CardioHealth carotid ultrasound
- Heart-health consultation
- Homocysteine blood test
- Lipid cholesterol panel
- Metabolic syndrome screening
- Review of family history
Following your screening, you will receive 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.
The CardioHealth ultrasound is offered as part of the vascular screenings and executive health assessments available at the Cushman Wellness Center at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion.
Parking is available in the structure on Health Center Drive. Parking fees may apply.
Due to construction impacting our front entrance, patient drop-off and pickup has relocated to the cancer institute driveway, north of the Outpatient Pavilion.
Because this screening requires advanced coordination of blood tests, staffing and equipment, we ask that you choose a date and time that you know will work for you and will not require rescheduling.
We recognize that things do come up, so you may reschedule up to two times free of charge as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment. Further attempts to reschedule or if you reschedule less than 48 hours in advance may result in a $50 rescheduling fee.
Upon registration, please remember to provide your legal name, mailing address and date of birth. Please make sure to select the correct year when adding your date of birth.
Please arrive for your appointment 15 to 20 minutes early to allow for parking and registration procedures. Upon arrival, please check in at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion concierge desk.
Do not eat anything 12 hours prior to your screening. Please continue to take your regular medications and drink your normal amount of water, so that you will be well hydrated for your appointment. Please do not drink anything other than water and do not do rigorous exercise the morning of as it could affect your test results.
Feel free to bring water and a snack to eat after the screening. Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow access to your neck, arms and lower extremitites, including your ankles.