Vascular Screening for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans—often without their knowledge. Peripheral vascular disease can occur as a result of a narrowing of the blood vessels outside the heart that can reduce or stop blood flow. The most common type is peripheral artery disease—usually occuring in the legs—causing them to hurt or feel numb. 

The MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute, provides vascular screenings for only $75. Results could literally save your life. Call (562) 933-2460 to schedule an appointment. A physician referral is not required for this screening.

Peripheral vascular disease screenings may include:

  • A medical and family history.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Medication review.
  • Leg pain assessment.
  • Blood pressure reading.
  • Body fat analysis.
  • Body mass index.
  • Cholesterol panel.
  • Glucose.
  • LDL direct.
  • Lipid profile.
  • Ankle-brachial index.
  • Abdominal ultrasound.
  • Carotid ultrasound.

PVD/PAD screenings are recommended if you:

  • Are over the age of 50.
  • Smoke or have been a smoker.
  • Have high blood pressure.
  • Have high cholesterol.
  • Have diabetes.
  • Are overweight.
  • Are inactive.
  • Have a history of heart disease.

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