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Vascular Surgeons Suffolk County, NY
Suffolk Vascular 
& Vein Center

329 East Main Street 
 Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 979-0222

Vascular Disorders

Peripheral Vascular Disease Screenings in Suffolk County, NY

Peripheral Vascular Disease Suffolk County, NY
Vascular disease is known as the “silent killer” because every 33 seconds, someone dies of a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, or another cardiovascular disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Pollina says, “Anyone older than 65 who has smoked should be screened for vascular disease.”

Prevention of cardiac arrest or stroke begins with screening at-risk patients for peripheral vascular disease. Our specialists use three types of vascular screening exams:
  • Carotid artery screenings: This non-invasive, simple screening helps identify critical signs and symptoms of carotid artery disease, which can result in a stroke or atrial fibrillation. Our cardiovascular surgeons use stethoscopes to listen for abnormal sounds in the arteries that indicate there might be turbulent blood flow.
  • Abdominal aortic screenings: Using ultrasound technology, our physicians measure the size of your abdominal aorta to determine if there are any irregularities. An abdominal aortic aneurysm rarely shows symptoms until it ruptures, but it is important for men who smoke or show a family history of AAA to have regular testing.
  • PVD screenings: Also known as Doppler exams, this is a painless screening used to identify blockages in the arteries of the lower extremities that can cause PVD. Screening for PVD is very common because according to the CDC, 8 million Americans suffer from this disorder. If left untreated it can impair circulation and possibly lead to needing amputation. 

Call (631) 403-8316 to learn more about our preventative screenings, or to schedule an appointment to see one of our physicians.

Consult our cardiovascular surgeons today for an appointment!

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