A screening exam that detects blocked neck arteries is recommended only for people with stroke risk factors. Are you at risk?
Futura Health Screening offers this simple and accurate low-cost ultrasound test.
A recent report states that ultrasound screening for carotid artery disease is recommended in people with no stroke signs or symptoms if they have the following:
- coronary artery disease
- peripheral arterial disease
- aortic aneurysm
- at least two of the following stroke risk factors:
- family history of atherosclerosis manifested before age 60
- family history of ischemic stroke
Futura has always focused on screening only high-risk populations, which is the reason we provide a pre-screening risk calculator and will ask you certain questions on family history and health factors before encouraging you to proceed with a screening.
This 2011 report came from a panel of experts such as the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Click here for the full report.