Early detection is key to preventing the serious consequences of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, stroke, ruptured aortic aneurysm or amputation. Roper St. Francis Heart & Vascular Center offers a noninvasive screening program for patients who may not have symptoms but could be at risk for cardiovascular disease. This series of tests will give your doctor a clear evaluation of your risk to better prescribe preventative treatment and/or lifestyle modifications.
Certain diseases may cause changes in blood flow in the artery including atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease.
The RSF Heart & Vascular Center offers three potentially lifesaving screenings for $125:
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Carotid Artery Screening
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
Cardiac Calcium Scoring (additional $125)
Learn more about cardiovascular screenings.
What Makes the Roper St. Francis Screening Program Different?
All Roper St. Francis screenings are done in accredited labs staffed by registered vascular technologists using state-of-the art equipment. This controlled environment helps reduce false positives that could lead to unnecessary interventions. Test results will be reviewed by a board certified vascular surgeon, then delivered directly to your primary care doctor to accurately define the level of risk and provide the information needed to select the most appropriate risk modification treatment plan.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
- Individual Nutrition Counseling. The Registered Dietitians at Roper St. Francis can help manage your health through good food choices. Individual appointments take into account your medical history, busy
schedule and personal preferences. You will be given specific recommendations and resources to help purchase and prepare the right foods, navigate the grocery store aisles and cut through gimmicks and hype. Nutritional counseling sessions are helpful for weight loss, cholesterol and blood pressure management.
- Smoking Cessation. The Smoking Cessation Program is based on the QuitSmart system developed at Duke University Medical Center. The method boasts 12-month non-relapse rate of 60% and includes relaxation tapes, cigarette substitutes and stress management techniques. The program is a three part series of meetings and sessions that are held monthly.
- Comprehensive Diabetes Care
Learn more about prevention of cardiovascular disease.