For 4 out of 5 people who have a stroke, the first symptom of any illness is the stroke.
Getting screened is a critical step in taking charge of your health. These tests provide early detection of potential risk factors and conditions related to stroke and cardiovascular diseases, many of which may not exhibit symptoms until it’s too late. By identifying these risks early, you can implement lifestyle changes or treatments that can significantly reduce your risk and potentially save your life. Screening is a proactive, life-saving decision that enables you to enjoy a healthier, more secure future. Don’t leave your health to chance; get screened and take control of your wellness journey.
an ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood to your brain) for buildup of fatty plaque. This buildup, called atherosclerosis, is one of the leading causes of stroke.
an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. It is important to screen for PAD because it increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke.2
an ultrasound is performed to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm. AAA can lead to a ruptured aortic artery, which is a serious medical emergency.
an electrocardiogram (ECG) is performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for irregular heartbeat. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, and other heart-related complications.3
It’s a decision your future self will thank you for!