Peripheral artery disease or P.A.D. develops when your arteries become clogged with plaque or fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs. 1 in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 had P.A.D., a condition that raises the risk for heart attack and stroke.
P.A.D. does not always present with symptoms. So it is very important to get screened. At Owensboro Heart and Vascular, we offer 3 simple no- invasive tests for vascular screening-
Carotid Artery Ultrasound, ABI- Ankle Brachial Index and Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound
Providing assessment for stroke risk, Carotid Artery Ultrasound visualizes the presence of plaque and assesses if the plaque affects blood flow to the brain.
ABI-Ankle Brachial Index
ABI screening evaluates for adequate circulation through the arteries in your legs. It is determined by a ratio between the systolic pressure in your arms and the systolic pressure in your legs.
Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound
Abdominal aortic ultrasound measures the diameter of your abdominal aorta in 2 dimensions. An aneurysm is indicated if focal dilatation is present measuring greater than 3 centimeters.
PAD does not always present with symptoms. So it is very important to get screened. Get your screening for early detection and prevention.