Non-Invasive, Radiation-Free Cardiovascular Imaging Package at Pacific Pearl la Jolla
Comprehensive Testing to Detect and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
For Prevention, Early Detection, Healthcare Planning and Peace of Mind.
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a blood-filled bulge or ballooning of the abdominal aorta. The AAA exam is a simple ultrasound screening to detect and measure if any aneurysms are present. When detected early, AAA can be effectively managed to reduce risk.
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a serious health condition characterized by narrowed or blocked arteries in the legs and/or arms caused by a buildup of fatty deposits (plaque). ABI is a test which compares the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressure in your arms. It is a safe and painless test that helps your physician determine if your legs are getting the proper amount of blood supply.
An echocardiogram is a 30 to 45-minute diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart muscle and heart’s valves. An echo study looks at how blood flows through the heart chambers, heart valves, and blood vessels. An echocardiogram allows visualization of cardiac structures, cardiac walls and the velocity of blood flow at certain points in the heart.
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measures the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG can be used to measure the rate and rhythm of heartbeats, the size and position of the heart chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart’s muscle cells or conduction system, and the effects of cardiac drugs.
Heart Smart Carotid IMT
The Heart Smart IMT is a 10-minute, pain-free, radiation-free ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries to detect atherosclerosis (plaque) in the earliest stages. Carotid IMT testing is endorsed by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology as a proven technique for the early detection of heart disease. SHAPE guidelines recommend screening for cardiovascular disease for virtually all men over age 45 and women over 55 (except for those with known cardiovascular disease or with very low risk). The test provides a measurement of CIMT, stenosis, and determines plaque character.