Are some people at greater risk?
Risk factors for vascular disease include:
- Family history
- Physical inactivity
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Being over the age of 50
Early detection is vital.
In most cases, vascular disease that is detected early can be effectively treated. The screening tests that detect these problems are non-invasive and painless, and involve a simple ultrasound that can be done in a matter of minutes. FirstHealth Richmond Memorial hospital offers these screenings in its Imaging Department.
The costs for vascular screenings are $30 for one, $60 for two and $85 for three.
To schedule an appointment for a screening, call (866) 415-2778 and ask to be scheduled for a PVD, carotid artery or abdominal aneurysm screening at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.