Cardiovascular Screenings Offered by St. Mary's
St. Mary's offers a full range of heart and vascular screenings that may be orderd by you primary care physician.
Calcium Heart Scan
A Calcium Heart Scan is a CT coronary artery scan (heart blood vessels) that measures the amount of calcified or hardened fatty deposits, or plaque, inside your heart's arteries. The scan is painless and only takes about 30 minutes.
Comprehensive Ultrasound Screenings
The Comprehensive Ultrasound Screening consists of the 3 non-invasive tests listed below to help determine your risk of Peripheral Vascular Disease including stroke, peripheral arterial disease in the legs, and check for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Stroke Screening - an ultrasound of the carotid arteries in the neck to detect blockages that could lead to a stroke if left untreated.
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound Screening - an ultrasound of the abdomen that detects the presence of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening - a test that uses sound waves to determine if there is reduced blood flow in the arteries in the legs due to plaque.PAD can cause pain in the legs when walking and can lead to development of foot ulcers and other circulatory problems.
See your doctor for a Comprehensive Heart Screening:
- Total cholesterol
- HDL level (good cholesterol)
- Lipid profile, including LDL (bad cholesterol)
- Blood sugar
- Blood pressure
- Lifestyle activity and exercise assessment
- Weight and Body Mass Index