Vascular Centers of America

Enhancing the quality of life and promoting wellness through Vascular Testing.

Most people know what a heart attack is, and most people believe that it’s important to prevent, detect and treat heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 KILLER in America. Over 700,000 people suffer from a heart attack every year.

However, most people don’t know much about strokes. They are the #3 KILLER in America. About 30 million Americans are at risk for strokes & related vascular diseases.

Diagnostic Tests Offered:

  • Vascular Ultrasound:
    An imaging test used to see how blood moves through your arteries and veins.
  • Echocardiogram:
    A test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart.
Diseases/Disorders That Could Be Confirmed (Or Ruled Out)
  • Stroke (CVA) Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • (PAD) Peripheral Arterial Disease
$70 billion is spent every year on the care of stroke victims. Any one is at risk for having a stroke. Strokes are related to many vascular diseases. These include peripheral arterial disease (or “PAD”), carotid artery disease (the carotid artery goes up the side of your neck to your brain) and aortic aneurysms. The aorta the major blood vessel in your body.

Most people don’t know that vascular diseases cause death and terrible disability – almost as much as heart attacks, and more than any kind of cancer. Over 21% of the United States’ population is over 55 – and if you are, you stand a greater risk of vascular disease – and heart disease.

About 15% of all people who are tested for vascular diseases (with an ultrasound) show signs of vascular disease. These results include blocked carotid arteries, aortic aneurysms and PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). 15% of randomly screened Americans is a very large number.