The Carotid Doppler Test is non-invasive, using sound waves to measure the flow of blood through the large carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. It also detects plaque (carotid artery disease) and can help determine stroke risk and the need for preventive measures. The Carotid Doppler is painless and harmless. There are approximately 800,000 strokes and 300,000 transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) each year in the USA and, with an estimated 144,000 deaths each year, stroke is the third leading cause of death. Worldwide, stroke is the third leading cause of death after ischemic cardiac disease
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive ultrasound test that evaluates the structures of the heart, as well as the direction of blood flow within it.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America killing ten times as many women as breast cancer. Stress echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscle is working to pump blood to your body. It is most often used to detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing in the coronary arteries.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound
Approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, of whom 66% have no prior symptoms or warnings. It is estimated that 1 million people in the United States have undetected, potentially fatal abdominal aortic aneurysms. 75% to 90% of individuals with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm do not survive. With this test we can determine if you are at risk for a rupture. If so, a treatment and prevention plan can be put into place.
Ankle Brachial Index for Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), more commonly known as hardening of the arteries, affects more than 8 million people in the United States alone. This test is non-invasive and easy to administer. An ABI index of .89 and lower indicates the probability of peripheral artery disease. With an abnormal ABI you have a 400% higher risk of a cardiovascular event within the next 10 years. A man has a 420% higher risk and the risk is 350% in women.
Femoral Artery Ultrasound
Pulmonary Function Testing
Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure breathing and how well the lungs are functioning.
A Transcranial Doppler ultrasound measures the velocity of blood flow through the brain’s blood vessels by measuring the echoes of ultrasound waves moving through the cranium.
Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics can help diagnose patients with inner-ear disorders, which can cause serious falls. Once diagnosed, these patients can benefit from vestibular physical therapy that can reduce the probability of a significant fall. A vestibular examination is a non-invasive examination for detecting inner-ear balance disorders.