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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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New Carotid Screening Recommendations

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:
    • hypertension
    • hyperlipidemia
    • smoking
    • 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.

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