Suspected (or known) atherosclerotic disease? Here are 4 reasons to call iHeart.
1. Early Identification of Related Disease.
Patients with atherosclerosis are at high risk for related conditions. That means, if you’ve had stroke or heart disease, you’re also at risk for PAD (peripheral artery disease) elsewhere in the body. If you have PAD, you’re also at risk for heart attack and stroke. Or, to put it more clinically, “the systemic nature of atherosclerosis suggests that patients with one clinical manifestation of the disease are predisposed to the development of ischemic events in other arterial circulations.” (source)
2. Free ABI Screening.
iHeart will gladly conduct the ABI screening test for free in patients with risk factors for PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease). The results can help your primary care provider advise you on an aggressive combination of diet, exercise, medicines, and other lifestyle interventions which may halt or even reverse the disease. Register online for free PAD Screening
3. Scheduled Outpatient Procedures.
Proactively restore flow and reduce emergency situations, with scheduled outpatient procedures at iHeart. Aggressive medical interventions for people with PAD can substantially improve their morbidity and survival. (source)
4. Improve Mobility.
Cited in this article:
“Undertreatment of dyslipidemia in peripheral arterial disease and other high-risk populations: an opportunity for cardiovascular disease reduction” (Vascular Medicine. 2002; 7: 323–331)