Beyond diagnosis and surgery, The Heart and Vascular Care Center
at White Memorial performs free vascular screenings in the
community through health fairs, screening events, partnerships
and more. Through these efforts, The Heart and Vascular Care
Center is helping to shape a healthier future for our
Who Should Be Screened for Vascular Disease?
Screenings are useful in certain high-risk groups in the elderly
population. Anyone over the age of 55-60 has a higher risk of
atherosclerosis and therefore would have a greater chance of
developing vascular disease.
Other well known risk factors include:
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- Family history of atherosclerotic problems and circulatory
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
This screening is done on the stomach area. For peripheral
vascular disease, a different screening is used. During this
fast, painless test blood pressure cuffs are placed on the arms
and ankles to measure the pressure of blood flow to the arms and
This scan consists of a quick carotid duplex ultrasound scan and
a blood pressure check for severe hypertension. The ultrasound is
done on the neck. These exams can detect the most frequent causes
of stroke - significant internal carotid artery stenosis.
The Heart and Vascular Care Center at White Memorial offers
vascular screenings throughout the community. Many are free, or
covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal. To attend the next screening,
please call us at (888) 488-1288.