Carotid And Vertebral Artery Disease Management
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year approximately 750,000 Americans will have a stroke and of these nearly 160,000 will die. Of those who survive, stroke is a leading cause of serious disability with the following deficits: 48% will have arm or leg weakness; 22% will not be able to walk again; 25-50% will be completely or partially dependent on others for their activities of daily living;
If you are 50 years of age or older with a history of any of the following risk factors: elevated cholesterol, hypertension, coronary artery disease, smoking, renal disease, diabetes, or a family history of PAD, please call (810) 720-ASAP (2727) to schedule your confidential free screening and assess your risk of stroke, aneurysm, and peripheral arterial disease.
Stroke Prevention Test: Carotid Artery Screening
Carotid artery screening is a non-invasive vascular ultrasound that uses sound waves to look at the amount of plaque buildup in the carotid arteries. These arteries carry blood and oxygen to the brain. Narrowed carotid arteries or a blockage in these arteries indicates carotid artery disease (CAD) and increases your risk of stroke.