Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program Screenings
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm||Carotid Artery Disease||Peripheral Artery Disease|
The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program features screenings (available at Baptist Health Louisville, Baptist Eastpoint and our Middletown location) for carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Vascular screenings are ultrasound tests used to look for disease in persons at risk before symptoms are experienced. A nurse practitioner is available to perform screenings for stroke/atrial fibrillation, diabetes/glucose and cholesterol/lipid, and provide education regarding results.
Screenings are private, individualized and personal. Our highly trained vascular technologists and nurse practitioner perform the vascular exams using ultrasound. A blood sample (finger stick) is required for the diabetes and cholesterol screenings. Each test takes approximately 10-15 minutes. The complete package of six tests takes about an hour.
Those with any of the following risk factors should be screened:
- Men age 45+; women age 55+
- History of heart attack
- History of heart failure
- History of heart valve disease
- History of stroke
- History of vascular disease
- Family history of vascular disease
- Family history of heart attack
- Family history of aortic aneurysm
- Family history of stroke
- Current smoker
- Previous smoker
- Alcohol and binge drinking
- High blood pressure
- Chronic lung diseases
- Sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Low HDL-cholesterol
Screenings are performed at these locations:
|Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
|Baptist Health Imaging
12010 Shelbyville Road
2400 Eastpoint Parkway
To schedule an appointment at one of the above locations, call (502) 897-8888.
Note: Screenings are not covered by Medicare or other insurance plans. A physician order is not required. You and your physician will receive a copy of your results.