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L.I.V.E. Comprehensive Vascular Screeings with Dr. Felix Gozo

Event Details

St Mary Medical Center offers L.I.V.E. Vascular Screenings with Dr. Gozo. This physician-led comprehensive evaluation consists of five separate screenings for carotid artery disease.

The L.I.V.E. Comprehensive Screening Includes:   

  1. Carotid artery ultrasound to screen for Carotid Artery Disease or blockages in the blood vessels that supply the brain. (Using an ultrasound)
  2. Abdominal aortic ultrasound to screen for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) which is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta and is the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body.  (Ultrasound)
  3. Ankle brachial index or digital volume plethysmography to screen for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) or blockages in the blood vessels that supply the legs.  (blood pressure in arms and legs) (What is a digital volume plethysmography? A new device (which may or may not be used at the events) is called digital volume plethysmography. This device uses a probe similar to a pulse oximeter which is placed on each great toe and each forefinger to measures the blood flow to the extremities. The computer then does a mathematical calculation using a specialized algorithm and gives us a value similar to an ABI. The value will then let the healthcare worker know if the individual is at risk for PVD.)
  4. Physical assessment to screen for Venous Disease or circulation issues caused by damaged or diseased veins that supply the legs. (Healthcare worker will assess the extremities for certain signs/symptoms relating to Venous Disease. We will ask the patient to show us their legs and feet and will assess for things including swelling, discoloration, drainage, rashes, wounds/sores, varicose veins, and spider veins. In addition, we will ask certain questions to see if the patient may additional signs/symptoms including leg pain/aching/cramping, leg heaviness/fatigue, burning/itching, or restless legs.
  5. Cardiac rhythm strip to screen for Abnormal Heart Rhythms which is an improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow. (The cardiac rhythm strip is simply another term used for placing the patient on a heart monitor (electrodes on the chest connected to a heart monitor) and assessing for any improper beating of the heart whether it be irregular, too fast, or too slow. This only takes 15-30 seconds and the heart rhythm strip is printed and placed on the patients record.)

Screening includes consultation with Felix Gozo, MD, medical director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at St Mary Medical Center.

Fee: $60.00  (Limited amount of appointments.)