What if you were at risk for an aneurysm or stroke and didn't know it?
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. And abdominal aneurysms are "silent" until rupture, resulting in death fo rmore than 75% of victims. Both conditions can be tied to heredity, but often occur without any family history.
The Deaconess Primary Stroke Center is offers comprehensive screenings throughout the year to help you learn of your risk for stroke or aneurysm.
Schedule a Screening
Sign up today for your comprehensive stroke screening package and additional optional screenings. Appointments with pre-payment are required. Register and pay online, at Stroke Screenings or contact the Deaconess Stroke Coordinator at 812/453-3053 to schedule.
Comprehensive Screening Services
The comprehensive screenings package, at a cost of $159, or two for $249, will include:
Electrocardiogram (EKG) test
Stroke/carotid artery ultrasound test
Abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound test
Ankle/brachial index (ABI) leg extremity arterial circulation test
These screenings are "fee-for-service", and a physician order is not required. The ultrasound tests will be read by board certified radiologists. You will be notified of your results at a later date. Additional optional screenings will be available to those who participate in the comprehensive screenings. Free blood pressure screenings and educational health information is also provided.
Ideal candidates for the screenings include:
Individuals age 55+, particularly those who smoke
Prior stroke patients
Patients being treated for heart-related issues (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.)
Anyone over 45 with a family history of early stroke, aneurysm or heart disease
The more risk factors a person has, the more benefit he or she may receive from participating in stroke screenings.
Assess Your Risk
The best way to prevent a stroke is preventive care. That's why identifying risk factors are so important. Take the Stroke Risk Profile and learn your risk for developing a stroke. For additional health resources visit our Deaconess My Health Stroke page.