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Heart and Vascular Scan

Screening examinations are tests performed to find disease before symptoms begin. The goal of screening is to detect disease at its earliest and most treatable stage. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

At Bay Area Regional, our goal is to help with early detection, assess your risk, and establish a health plan toward prevention.

To schedule your heart and vascular screening, call 281-525-7309.

 

Heart Scan (Calcium Score) $140

Also known as a calcium score, is a non-invasive scan that detects the presence, location and extent of plaque in the coronary arteries. Plaque or calcium deposits can narrow your arteries and increase your heart attack risk. Heart scans can show that you may have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other problems before you have obvious symptoms of heart disease.

Vascular Age Screening (Carotid Intimal Thickness) $120  

A Vascular Age Screening, essentially estimates the vascular age of your arteries by using an ultrasound to measure the thickness of the vessel. Blood vessels are also checked for blockages.

Vascular Screening $149 

Carotid Artery Screening – Using ultrasound, arteries are checked for blood clots and any abnormalities of the structure, a condition that increases the risk of strokes.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Using ultrasound, the abdominal aorta is checked for thinning or ballooning, which may lead to a rupture. Most abdominal aortic aneurysms are painless and symptomless until rupture occurs which is usually fatal.

Perpheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening – Blood pressure cuffs are placed on the ankles and arms to evaluate blood flow to the legs and diagnose poor circulation.

Combination package: $260

The combination package includes the Heart Scan and Vascular Screening.

Should I get a Heart and Vascular Scan?

Not everyone will benefit from getting a heart and vascular screening. Persons with the following criteria will benefit the most from the heart and vascular scans:  

A man between the age of 40 and 65 or a woman between 45 and 70 with at least one of the following risk factors:

  • High blood pressure or hypertension (greater than 140/90)
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol (LDL greater than 160)
  • Current cigarette smoker, particularly heavy smoking
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Obesity

If you have a known heart condition or have been treated for coronary artery disease, we recommend following up with a cardiologist. 

What Is the Cost?

The prices listed are the cash pay price. The cash pay price covers the cost of the screening and reading of the exam(s) plus the evaluation of the results.  By using the cash pay price, we will not bill your insurance. If you would like to use insurance, please obtain an order from your physician. All insurance plans are different; if you plan to use your insurance, we recommend that you verify your benefits and coverage prior to scheduling a screening exam.

What About Results?

Your results will be available through the patient portal and mailed to you and your physician within seven business days. If you have a critical finding, we will notify your cardiologist. If you do not have a cardiologist, one of our credentialed, on-call cardiologists will contact you promptly to discuss next steps.

To schedule your heart and vascular screening, call 281-525-7309.

 

 

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