An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases, including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. Nebraska Medicine offers complete vascular screenings with no doctor referral needed. Men and women 60 and older who have at least two heart and vascular risk factors like those listed below, or men age 55 and older with a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms and at least one heart and vascular risk factor are especially urged to get screened.
A complete vascular screening includes:
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (AAA)
- Carotid artery (stroke) disease screening
Registered vascular technologists perform the screening and your reports will be interpreted by a credentialed vascular surgeon. The screening report and risk assessment session will be sent to your primary care physician. A copy of this report will also be mailed to you.
Vascular Screening Cost
The screenings are not covered by most health insurances. Payment for all charges related to the vascular health screening must be made prior to testing. The charge is $75 for the entire screening and may be paid in cash or by check.
Who Needs a Vascular Screening?
If you or a family member has one or more of the following risk factors, call 402.559.7281 to schedule a screening.
Risk factors for vascular disease include:
- High blood pressure
- History of smoking
- Family history of stroke
- Family history of peripheral artery disease
- Family history of aortic aneurysm
- High Cholesterol
- Heart disease
Vascular Screening Locations:
- Oakview Medical Building 144th & West Center
- Nebraska Medicine University Tower 43rd & Emile