Aspirus Sponsored Community Screenings
Aspirus is working with a leading national provider of preventive health screenings that provides vascular screenings throughout north and central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Screenings are provided in the convenience of your community and are conducted by highly qualified healthcare professionals. The non-invasive, inexpensive and painless tests help people who have no symptoms identify their risk for stroke and vascular diseases early enough for you and your physician to take action. The screening provider does charge a fee for participation in these screenings.
- Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening – Ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries that screens for buildup of fatty plaque – the leading cause of strokes.
- Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation) – A quick and easy test using EKG electrodes placed on the arms and legs to identify the presence or absence of an irregular heartbeat at the time of the screening.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening – Ultrasound is used to screen for the presence of an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
- Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening – Evaluates for peripheral arterial disease (plaque buildup) in the lower extremities. It is 4 – 5 times more likely you will die from heart disease if you have peripheral arterial disease.