Early Detection is Key to Preventing or Limiting Vascular Disease
Nearly half of all Americans will develop vascular disease in their lifetime. Vascular disease is an abnormal condition of the blood vessels that can cause narrowing of arteries, aneurysms or blood clots, severely obstructing blood flow to the hands, feet, legs, neck or aorta, the main artery in the human body.
If left untreated, vascular disease can lead to debilitating conditions, and even be life-threatening.
Anyone with the following risk factors should consider vascular screenings:
- Family history
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Renal Failure
- Chronic leg cramps
OhioHealth Heart & Vascular Physicians offers three convenient, low-cost screenings for vascular disease.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening looks for ballooning in the wall of the abdominal aorta (an aneurysm). Left untreated, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can rupture, which can be life-threatening.
Carotid artery disease screening scans for plaque buildup in the carotid (neck) arteries. Left untreated, blocked carotid arteries can cause a stroke.
Peripheral artery disease screening checks for blockages, narrowing and plaque buildup in the leg arteries. Left untreated, peripheral artery disease can cause pain, difficulty walking and even limb loss.
Make an Appointment for a Vascular Disease Screening
No physician referral or prescription is required for these painless, non-invasive tests. Each screening is $35 or all three are $95.
To make an appointment for vascular screenings, call (614) 262.6772 or 1 (800) 851.7342.
Screenings are offered at the following location:
OhioHealth Heart & Vascular Physicians
3705 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214