The Vascular Center Screening Program
Three Life-Saving Screenings
at The Vascular Center
Call 484-526-1000 for a time.
1648 W. Hamilton Street
(next to St. Luke's Hospital-
St. Luke's Heart & Vascular Center
1469 Eighth Avenue
St. Luke's Hospital -
360 West Ruddle Street
St. Luke's Anderson Campus
1700 Riverside Circle
St. Luke's Upper Perkiomen
2793 Geryville Pike
St. Luke's Heart &
1532 Park Avenue
- $49 (complete vascular screening
Do you experience…
- Cramping in legs when walking?
- Consistent, or irregular, pain, numbness, tingling or tenderness in the legs, arms, fingers or toes?
- Balance or coordination issues?
- Irregular breathing?
Do you have…
- High cholesterol?
- A family history of aneurysms?
- A personal or family history of stroke
- Diabetes mellitus?
- Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)?
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)?
- Coronary artery disease?
Do you smoke cigarettes?
Are you age 65 or older?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions above, you may be at risk for vascular disease.
Promoting early detection of vascular disease
Diseases that affect the blood vessels may not produce early signs or symptoms. Damage may occur silently over time in the blood vessels that supply the heart and the brain. This damage can lead to coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.
Vascular screening exams can identify vascular disease before problems occur, helping to save lives and improve the quality of life.
Non-invasive ultrasound studies are performed and interpreted by vascular specialists
At The Vascular Center, non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound screening tests are performed to detect three areas of vascular disease during one office visit. Screenings are performed by registered vascular technologists and the screenings are interpreted by our board certified vascular surgeons. A thorough review of medical history and blood pressure checks of both arms and both ankles are conducted. Results are provided to each patient's primary care physician within 72 hours.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
AAA weakens the wall of the main blood vessel. As this artery enlarges, it may rupture. A ruptured aneurysm is usually a fatal event. While AAA is more common as we age, men who have smoked are at even greater risk.
During this screening, non-invasive ultrasound is used to visualize the abdominal aorta and take measurements to identify any bulging in the aortic wall. The ultrasound can identify the aneurysm and how big it is. This can serve as a guide to treatment.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening
Poor blood flow could signal PAD. More common as we age, people with PAD have a much higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Men and women who have diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease and hypertension, as well as those who smoke are considered at higher risk for PAD.
During this screening, blood pressures are taken and compared in both arms and legs to check for signs of PAD.
Carotid Artery Disease/Stroke Screening
This test may be most appropriate for people over the age of 50, who have atrial fibrillation or coronary artery disease, putting them at higher risk for blood clots and stroke.
During this screening, a non-invasive carotid duplex ultrasound of the neck is performed to check blood flow in the main arteries to the brain.
The Vascular Center Laboratories are accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).