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PREMIUM CARDIOVASCULAR SCREENING

the most complete cardiovascular screening that provides a clear insight into the overall cardiovascular health. In addition to the tests provided in the basic and medium screens, you can expect:

  • Carotid and vertebral arteries duplex ultrasound
  • Leg arteries ultrasound
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound
Carotid artery disease is a condition that can increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. Four out of five people that suffer a stroke have no apparent warning signs. It happens when fatty deposits called plaque build-up inside the “carotid arteries.”, the main blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. Plaques are fragile and their rupture cause the formation of blood clots that can block blood flow or travel to the brain and clog smaller arteries. A stroke is when a part of the brain dies because it goes without blood and oxygen for too long.  Carotid arteries duplex ultrasound uses sound waves to generate images of the interior of the carotid arteries. Detecting a build-up of plaque in the carotid arteries early can help prevent a debilitating and potentially fatal stroke from occurring. The exam has no downsides, is painless and no particular preparation is requested. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs and cause leg pain that gets worse with activity. This happens when muscles do not get enough blood and symptoms can occur. People who have peripheral arterial disease can have also other symptoms such as trouble getting an erection (in men) or with sexual arousal (in women). An ultrasound scan of the lower limb can shows images of the arteries to help identify PAD and prevent it from getting worse. The exam has no downsides, is painless and no particular preparation is requested. The Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a problem in the aorta, the main blood vessel that comes out of the heart. In its abdominal part the aorta sometimes develops an abnormal swelling or dilation called “aneurysm”. If the bulge bursts, this condition has a greater than 90% mortality rate. Considering that most people with abdominal aortic aneurysm have no symptoms, an ultrasound scan can save your life, especially in those who present cardiovascular risk factors. The images of the aorta can show if you have an aneurysm or some other problem. The exam has no downsides and is painless. The preparation requires fasting for eight hours prior to exam because food can make it difficult to get a clear picture of your aorta.