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Healthier Me: $50 Test Could Predict & Prevent Stroke

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You could be at risk for a debilitating stroke -- and not even know it. Strokes are the number one leading cause of disability in the U.S. and most of us don't know if we are at risk. A new vascular screen at Sanford Health is giving people a look inside their veins.
For $50, people can have this ultrasound of their vascular system. The hour long process looks at points in your neck, stomach and legs. It can show blockages and your risk of vessel rupture. 

There risk factors for vascular disease include: family history, a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes.
You don't need a referral to have the screen done. It is $50 -- out of pocket -- since insurance doesn't cover it. Sanford health also offers a heart screen. If you also do the heart screen ... you can get both for $75.

FROM SANFORD HEALTH: 

There's more to healthy living than good genes, good numbers, healthy weight and sound diet. At the Sanford Center for Screening, we offer heart and vascular screenings that provide a more detailed look at your health, so you can understand your risk for heart disease, stroke and other significant diseases.


The Heart Screen ™

The Heart Screen at the Sanford Center for Screening uses advanced tools and diagnostics to uncover critical details about the health of your heart. 

Vascular Screen

Whether you're 25 or 70, strokes can happen to anyone, at any time. The Vascular Screen at the Sanford Center for Screening uses advanced tools and diagnostics to uncover critical details about the health of your vascular system. This screen is for those age 25 and older.

Screenings focus on the neck, abdomen and veins and include:

Cost: $50 each.

For just $75, you can receive both our heart and vascular screens.

Sanford Center for Screening
1720 South University Drive,
Fargo ND


Call (701) 234-3278 and schedule a screening today.

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