The Chicago-based society said that vascular disease screening appears to be beneficial for people 55 years or older with cardiovascular risk factors such as a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, high cholesterol, known cardiovascular disease, or a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
Specifically, the SVS recommends an ultrasound scan of the aorta to identify aortic aneurysms, an ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries to assess stroke risk, and blood pressure measurements in the legs to identify peripheral arterial disease and risk of heart disease.
By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
April 18, 2007
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