Comprehensive health assessments and personalized health programs
The non-invasive vascular laboratory provides the tools to help high-achieving professionals minimize their risk of heart disease and maximize heart health. Our primary focus is on detecting cardiovascular disease in the pre-clinical (early) stages of development.
Most current cardiovascular risk profiles examine traditional factors, such as cholesterol and blood pressure. We use painless ultrasound technology to look directly at the anatomy and stress response of your arteries to detect past and current cardiovascular disease progression.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, affecting all age groups, and often without any external symptoms.
Frequently the first sign of the disease is a clinical event (heart attack, stroke), leading to treatment after the disease has already made significant progress. The challenge for health care professionals lies in the detection and treatment of the “silent” phase of disease progression when there are few, if any, outward symptoms.
Using ultrasound technology and other procedures that assess different qualities of arteries throughout your body, Duke’s specialists assess your arteries for past and current cardiovascular disease and determine if your cardiovascular risk is stable or progressing toward a clinical outcome.
We offer four procedures that address different aspects of your vascular health. These tests may be performed individually, or in combination. All of the tests are non-invasive and involve minimal to no discomfort.
Each test gives you another piece of information to build your comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment, and allows you and your physician to determine your best course of treatment.
These options are not included in the base price of the Duke Executive Health Program, but may be purchased on an à la carte basis. Depending on your selections, you may need to extend your stay. The appointment coordinator will work with you on scheduling.
Four procedures = $600
Carotid artery intimal-medial thickness = $300
Endothelial function test = $300
Ankle brachial blood pressure index = $50
Arterial stiffness = $150
To schedule an appointment, or for questions about test preparation, please contact us at 919-660-6606 or for further information, e-mail to Earl.Schwark@duke.edu.
The Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory is located in the Andrew G. Wallace Clinic, 3475 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina, adjacent to the Duke Executive Health Program Suite.
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