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Vascular Testing FAQ

What are the types of vascular disease?
Millions of Americans are at risk for a number of vascular diseases that occur outside the heart. These diseases include stroke, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and aortic aneurysms. Early detection is important so that vascular diseases can be effectively treated.

Who should be tested for vascular disease?
Your physician will recommend vascular screening if there is a concern. There are certain high-risk groups in the elderly populations where screening may be indicated. Screening is especially important for anyone 60 years of age or over with a history of:

• Diabetes
• Smoking
• High blood pressure
• High cholesterol
• Obesity
• Family history of heart disease, stroke, abdominal aortic disease

What is involved with vascular testing?
Patients are examined using Doppler ultrasound techniques, which are simple, non-invasive and painless. Our highly experienced registered vascular technologist does the testing, which is reviewed by a vascular surgeon. The surgeon can then determine whether there is vascular disease present and if there is a need for treatment.

Where is the testing done?
Vascular testing is done Monday through Friday in our vascular laboratory located at 1 Theall Road, Suite 205, Rye, NY 10508.


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