Vascular Screening

Cardiovascular Services / Vascular Screening

Vascular Screening

A Service Provided by Knox Diagnostic Imaging Center, LLC.

What low cost screenings are available at Knox Community Hospital?

Vascular (Blood Flow)

Screening        $65

Stroke Screening - Ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries in the neck can reveal blockage or narrowing.
Aortic Aneurysm Screening - Ultrasound scan of the abdomen can reveal enlargement or blockage of the aorta.
Leg Circulation Screening - May reveal reduction in blood flow in the legs and feet.

Early Detection is Vital

Vascular screening tests can lead to early diagnosis of heart disease.  In most cases, with early detection, vascular disease can be treated effectively. Cardiovascular Services at Knox Community Hospital and Knox Diagnostic Imaging Center, LLC have teamed up to offer several simple, low cost blood flow screenings that detect potential risk factors associated with the onset of stroke, peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

These screening tests can be performed without a physician referral.  However, in some cases, insurance companies may not cover the cost of the test without a physician referral.  Please check with your insurance provider.

Stephen Vincent, MD
Board-Certitied Vascular Surgeon

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)?

PVD is the narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach of kidneys.  Blood flow is decreased and symptoms can include severe leg pain.  Patients with PVD often have fatty buildup in the arteries of the heart and brain which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

What is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is a weak area of the abdominal aorta that expands or bulges.  This is a health risk because it can burst or rupture.  If diagnosed early, the condition can be treated.

Who should be screened for Vascular Disease?

Screenings are useful in certain high-risk groups among the elderly. Anyone over the age of 55 has a higher risk of atherosclerosis and therefore would have a greater chance of developing vascular disease.

Other well recognized risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Family history of atherosclerotic problem and circulatory problems

Do you know what a stroke is?  

A stroke is caused when an artery carrying blood and oxygen to the brain is blocked or bursts resulting in damage to brain tissue. 

Strokes are a major cause of death or long term disability.

To schedule a screening, please call 740.393.9859 between the hours of 7 am and 5:30 pm.

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