Carotid Duplex with Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT)
A carotid duplex scan is a simple 20-minute test that uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the carotid arteries that supply blood directly to the brain and face. CIMT is a measurement of the layers of the carotid artery. CIMT can detect an accelerated disease process, refine CVD risk, and can help optimize prevention measures. This test has been endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology as a proven technique for the early detection of heart disease.
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.