Screening America is the area’s premier screening company. We employ only the best ultrasound technologists, and use only the best equipment. Our screenings are interpreted by some of the area’s most experienced, and respected physician experts in cardiac and vascular medicine. We are your local screening company!
Why Health Screenings are Important:
In the evolution of medicine, prevention has become the key to successfully managing healthcare. In the past, patients were treated only when they became sick, or exhibited symptoms. Treating patients in the later stages of their illness becomes very expensive. Healthcare professionals have realized that detecting disease early allows for early intervention and treatment, before the disease becomes advanced or difficult to manage. This early detection improves lives, saves lives, and also saves money. It is much less expensive to have regular preventative screenings than to treat an illness when it becomes advanced and requires extensive, and expensive treatment, such as hospitalization, and surgery.
Screenings are inexpensive, and a great way for individuals to take charge of their own health and well-being. Regular screenings can detect diseases in their early stages when they can best be treated, avoiding serious problems later in life.
There are many types of screenings for a variety of diseases. Health screenings are an accepted way individuals can manage their healthcare to improve their quality of life, and to live longer, more satisfying, lives. Some screenings have been around a long time. Most women take advantage of regularly scheduled mammograms, as do men that have their annual PSA check up. Cholesterol levels and blood pressure readings are readily available at a variety of locations. Screenings save lives!
Screening America is focused on the prevention, and early detection, of heart and vascular disease through very carefully designed screening programs. Your health, our focus. We are in the business of saving lives. We are able to do this because of the unique combination of experience, and technology coming together and being offered in a mobile environment. We can bring very sophisticated cardiac and vascular screening programs to your community. You do not have to come to us. We provide screenings to a large area of the midwest, to rural and urban areas alike. What a perfect opportunity for us all!
YOUTH HEARTS SCREENINGS
Youth Hearts Screenings are not just for athletes, but for all young people ages 12-34 years of age. When an athlete dies suddenly, news of it may be reported by the media, but Sudden Cardiac Death has been shown to occur in all young people. It usually occurs with physical activity, but not always. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, is the most common cause of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in young people. It occurs in one out of every 500 people.
Many high schools in the region have already offered these life-saving screenings to their students. Several area hospitals have hosted these screenings for the youth in their communities. In some communities, the local health care provider (hospital or clinic) and the local school have teamed up to offer this screening for their young people.
Our Youth Hearts Screening consists of a health history questionnaire, blood pressure check, an Electrocardiogram (ECG), and a limited Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound). These exams are read by a local board certified cardiologist (heart specialist) who is an expert in interpreting the exams. The results of the screening are mailed to the parent (or student, if 18 years old) for them to share with their personal physician. If the results require further evaluation, depending on the student’s age, their personal physician may recommend the student be referred to a cardiologist or a pediatric cardiologist (a heart specialist who is an expert in evaluating heart abnormalities in young people). The Youth Hearts Screening does not replace the preparticipation physicals offered by schools, but gives additional information about the heart.
Our Stroke Screening Program is specifically designed to detect vascular abnormalities in patients 40 years of age and older. We offer four comprehensive screenings:
Stroke Screening – This screening looks at build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries of the neck (carotid arteries) that may lead to stroke.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA) – This screening looks at bulging in the wall of the main artery in the abdomen that may rupture if not detected. Less than 40% of individuals survive a ruptured aneurysm.
Atrial Fibrillation – A limited ECG (rhythm strip) is performed to detect an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. The risk of stroke increases five times for those individuals with atrial fibrillation.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – This screening looks for blockage in the leg arteries that may cause pain in the legs. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects about 8 million Americans, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.