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Aorta Screening

An ultrasound scan is used to detect cholesterol buildup/plaque and/or aneurysm in the abdominal aortic artery.

Risk Factors

  • History of carotid disease, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure
  • Family history of heart disease or stroke
  • Smoker
  • Diabetic
  • Abnormal heart score
  • Calcium on x-ray
  • Age: Over age 40