Those with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, tobacco use, and a family history of stroke just to name a few should consult their physician for diagnostic testing to be evaluated for this disease.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Wimbledon Health Partners (WHP), the leading on-site diagnostic testing company providing physicians’ vascular and echocardiogram testing under the Vascular Center of America (VCOA) service line, recently renewed their mission to enhance the quality of life and promote wellness. In celebration of Stroke Month, Wimbledon Health Partners is continuing to educate Americans on this highly preventable disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke. On average, one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. At this time, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. The risk of stroke can be markedly reduced through early detection of risk factors and healthy lifestyle changes.
Vascular Centers of America provides echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds and carotid ultrasounds, which can be used to identify the greatest risk factors for stroke: heart and vascular disease. The term “vascular disease” refers in part to carotid artery disease, which occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the brain. Carotid artery disease can cause TIA or stroke.
“Wimbledon Health Partners and our national Vascular Center of America testing affiliates understand the responsibility we have to educate patients about this preventable disease and the steps they can take to see if they are at risk for stroke,” stated cardiologist Bradley J. Artel, M.D.
“It is important to take your health seriously and to not ignore potentially fatal signals your body may be giving you. Equally important is listening to the advice of your physician and getting regular vascular diagnostic testing if you are found to be in a higher risk group. Those with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, tobacco use, and a family history of stroke just to name a few should consult their physician for diagnostic testing to be evaluated for this disease,” continued Dr. Artel.
About Wimbledon Health Partners:
Wimbledon Health Partners is a national on-site diagnostic testing organization with capabilities for diagnosing circulatory conditions that can be detected through the use of cardiovascular ultrasound. Additional capabilities include nerve conduction velocity testing (NCV), which is utilized to support the diagnosis of nerve involvement of circulatory disease, and help assess cardiovascular risk. Wimbledon Health Partners is an innovative cooperative marketing and practice-enhancement program that provides physicians with the educational, compliance, and marketing tools necessary to provide quality and state-of-the-art in-office testing procedures. For more information, go to http://www.dxtesting.com or call 855-200-8262.