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Vascular Screening Program

Vascular Screening | Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening | Vein Screening | Laurel, MD | Silver Spring, MD | Washington, DC
Examples of Venous Insufficiency

Program Overview

Program Objective

To prevent vascular devastation in the DC metropolitan community by offering free AAA, PVD and Vein Screening.

Program Goals

  1. Early disease diagnosis
  2. Promote Community Health and Awareness
  3. Lower vascular-related mortality rate

Who Should Be Screened?

Screening is useful in certain high-risk groups in the elderly population.

People over the age of 50 are at risk for developing plaque in their arteries and therefore would have a greater chance of developing PVD, Aneurysms and Venous Disease.

Other medical risks that increase this are:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of cardiovascular disease or poor circulation
  • Obesity
Vascular Screening | Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening | Vein Screening | Laurel, MD | Silver Spring, MD | Washington, DC
Ulcers

Some symptoms include:

  • Leg or Arm Pain
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in legs
  • A sore on the leg or foot that won’t heal
  • Loss of hair on legs
  • Change of color on legs or feet
  • Cold foot or leg

FREE Screenings

Screenings will be conducted by Trained Vascular Surgeons.

The following important screening will be conducted:

  1. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  2. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and Vein Screening
  3. Vein Screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screenings

  • In certain groups of patients, the incidence of aneurysms are as high as 10%.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is the third leading cause of sudden death in men over 60 in the U.S., and more than one million people are living with an undiagnosed AAA.
  • Most AAAs can be detected through a simple, ultrasound screening. Because AAA often has no warning signs, a preventive screening is an effective way to detect a potentially life-threatening aneurysm early enough to take corrective action.
  • The screening test is quick and painless, involving a simple ultrasound on the abdomen, similar to a pregnancy ultrasound. In just a few minutes, the images produced will help a Vascular Surgeon determine if an AAA is present.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening

Our initial approach to the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease is initiated by the routine use of an interview questionnaire and measurement of the Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI).

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) happens when there is a narrowing of the blood vessels outside of your heart. The cause of PAD is atherosclerosis. This happens when plaque, a substance made up of fat and cholesterol, builds up on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the arms and legs. The plaque causes the arteries to narrow or become blocked. This can reduce or stop blood flow, usually to the legs, causing them to hurt or feel numb. If severe enough, blocked blood flow can cause tissue death. If this condition is left untreated, a foot or leg may need to be amputated.

A person with PAD also has an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and transient ischemic attack. You can often stop or reverse the buildup of plaque in the arteries with dietary changes, exercise, and efforts to lower high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. (*NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

Vein Screening

Vascular Screening | Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening | Vein Screening | Laurel, MD | Silver Spring, MD | Washington, DC
Venous Ulcer

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) of the superficial, deep, or perforating veins is a common clinical disorder, with as many as one in five US adults affected.

Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue.

The diagnosis of CVI encompasses a careful combination of patient history, physical examination, and findings on noninvasive duplex Doppler US. 

Vascular Screening | Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening | Vein Screening | Laurel, MD | Silver Spring, MD | Washington, DC
Swollen Legs

Symptoms

  • Varicose Veins
  • Painful Legs
  • Swollen Limbs
  • Leg Heaviness and Fatigue
  • Skin Color Changes
  • Venous Ulcers

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Vascular Services

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arterial Doppler
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Stroke
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Venous Ultrasound
  • VNUS Closure
  • Vascular Surgery / Radiology
 

MIVC has arranged for you to receive this special discount:
Comprehensive wellness for
$209.00
OR
Stroke and Vascular for
$139.00
Call 866-964-5850 and mention the priority code:
PSEC-001 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com and enter priority code:
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FREE Vascular Devastation™ Screening Program

Call 301-497-1590 to Learn More

Vascular screenings are one of the most effective ways to perform early diagnosis of vascular disease. Screenings are especially useful when performed on certain high-risk groups in the elderly population. People over the age of 50 are at risk for developing plaque in their arteries and therefore would have a greater chance of developing PAD, aneurysms and venous disease. The Minimally Invasive Vascular Center is proud to partner with the DC Office on Aging (DCOA) to provide FREE screenings throughout the DC Metro area. Through our partnership with DCOA we have educated and screened over 1,500 Seniors, detected aneurysms, saved limbs and prevent strokes. Senior Residence Buildings and Centers we have service include The Overlook, Waynes Place, Hattie Holmes, Barney House, St. Auborn's, Michigan Park Baptist Church, Asian/Pacific Islander Senior Center, Family Matters DC, Model Cities, Congress Heights, Fontenau, King and Potomac Gardens to name a few.

To set up a screening for your Senior Center or Residence Building in DC or Maryland call 301-497-1590.

FREE Vascular Devastation™ Screening Program
 
 

Screening Program

Each year, cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than cancer. Cardiovascular disease is the world's largest killer, claiming 17.1 million lives each year.

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FREE Vascular Devastation™ Screening Program