Non-Invasive Vascular Ultrasound Services

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Discounted Vascular Screenings

Come check us out and get a coupon for discounted vascular screenings. We are participating at The Trilogy Wellness & Fitness Expo in Redmond, WA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Futura, along with Swedish Medical Center and other health and wellness experts in the area, will be there to answer questions and provide educational materials to the community of Redmond Ridge. For directions, click here.

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Free PAD Screenings at West Seattle Health Fair on Tuesday, March 29th

If you are over 50, have high blood pressure, are a past or current smoker, or have high cholesterol, then you are at risk for vascular disease, such as stroke, aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease (leg artery blockage).

From 10 AM to 1 PM on March 29, Futura Health Screening will be offering free peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening at the West Seattle Senior Center Health Fair, located at 4217 SW Oregon St. in West Seattle.

Click here for more information.

Free PAD Screenings at Fiesta de Salud In Yakima, WA

On July 30th, 2010, twelve Pacific Vascular and Futura Health Screening ultrasound technologists gave up their Saturday to participate in the 3rd annual Fiesta de Salud held in Yakima, WA.

Shea Kirschner, RVT performing ABI Exam

Thousands of people in this area cannot afford health insurance, but on this Saturday, many families were able to receive health services they desperately needed, all provided to them at no charge.

The Fiesta de Salud in a Multi-Cultural Health Fair that is sponsored by Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital of Yakima, WA and their partners. Over 50 booths were set up by various healthcare providers and members of the community.

The goal was to provide health screening and information ranging from bicycle safety to early learning programs. The most popular booths provided valuable medical screening, information on nutrition, physical therapy, and social services.

The Pacific Vascular and Futura Health Screening exhibit was among the most active of the entire event. Our technologists provided free PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) screening to roughly 150 people. PAD is an under-diagnosed disease that affects 8-12 million Americans. PAD causes leg pain when walking and if untreated, can lead to gangrene, and possibly amputation. PAD is also a major marker for heart disease. If you have atherosclerosis (artery plaque build-up) in your legs, you are more likely to have blockages in your arteries in your heart, which can lead to a heart attack. PAD is also associated with increase risk of stroke.

Thanks to all of the technologists who gave up their weekend to provide free healthcare service during this valuable community event.

First Accredited Screening Lab in Washington State

Futura Health Screening is the first and only ICAVL accredited noninvasive vascular screening program in Washington State. On December 1, 2010 Futura Health Screening attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. Futura achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) in the area of screening, which includes screening for carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). Read more here.

ABI Test – Screening Test for Peripheral Arterial Disease

An Ankle/Brachial Index (ABI) is simple, non-invasive test to detect blocked arteries in your legs, called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It is estimated that 8-12 million Americans have PAD, yet only just over half complain of leg pain or other symptoms of PAD. If you are at risk, an ABI test is recommended. Early detection and risk factor modification can help eliminate future debiliating symptoms of PAD.

Here’s a video that shows the ABI test.



Memorial Offers Screenings to Prevent Vascular Disease

News Release October 25, 2010: The Memorial Heart and Vascular Health and Futura Health Screening are offering low-cost, painless, and accurate ultrasound screenings to check for blockages in the arteries and aneurysms. Early detection is the first line of defense against stroke and vascular disease. (See full release here.)

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