Empire Diagnostic Solutions is committed to helping communities promote wellness and to providing affordable stroke-prevention testing to people with no medical insurance coverage.
If you are over age 50 and concerned about your health, Empire Diagnostic Solutions can offer you our complete Stroke Prevention Program for only $149.
This incredible Early Detection / Stroke Prevention package includes:
- Complete Internal Carotid Doppler exam
- Complete Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta with Color Doppler
- ABI (ankle-brachial index) to evaluate Lower Extremity Blood Circulation
- Electrocardiogram to evaluate possible Arrhythmia
- Interpretation and official report by Board Certified Physicians
If your company or organization is interested in holding and/or sponsoring a health screening, please contact us. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will be happy to help you find an arrangement that suits your needs. Please be sure to provide your full contact information including city, state and, zip code.
Why is Screening so Important?
Stroke is the number one cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the US. After the age of 50, the risk of stroke dramatically increases, essentially doubling each decade.
And, contrary to popular belief, stroke is not limited to men. Each year in the United States, 46,000 more women than men suffer a stroke, and three out of every five deaths from stroke occur in women. A woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in nine, but nearly one in five women over age 45 will have a stroke by the time they reach age 85.
New and recurrent strokes strike about 780,000 U.S. residents annually. Many significant vascular problems go undetected until it is too late.
Up to 80% of all strokes are preventable. So, don’t wait. Start taking control of your health now.
State of the Art Risk Assessment
Evaluation of Carotid Arteries/Stroke Prevention
We use state-of-the-art Doppler technology to evaluate if the arteries that carry blood to your brain contain any plaque buildup. Plaque becomes a blockage and can cause the artery to narrow or close off completely thus resulting in a stroke.
Evaluation of Abdominal Aorta/Aneurysm Prevention
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a weak area in the wall of the abdominal aorta. This is the main artery that carries the blood from the head to the rest of the body. The wall becomes thinner and expands like a balloon and may rupture. Ultrasound is a safe and effective way to identify AAA.
Arterial Blood Flow/PAD Prevention
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) tests the blood pressure in the legs and compares it to the blood pressure in the arms. The ABI index can indicate whether you have an atherosclerotic vascular disease. PAD affects over 9 million people in the USA. An abnormal ABI index may result in high risk of heart disease.
Arrhythmia Detection/Heart Beat Irregularity
Arrhythmias are disorders of the regular rhythmic beating of the heart. Some arrhythmias are life-threatening medical emergencies that can result in cardiac arrest and sudden death. An arrhythmia detection test will help to rule out any heart beat irregularity.
American Heart Association Stroke Warning Signs
Stroke is a medical emergency. Every second counts, because time lost is brain lost! Know these stroke signs and teach them to others.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Stroke Risk Factors
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Poor diet/obesity
- Heart disease
If you have these symptoms or risk factors, you have a higher risk of stroke or heart disease. Many of the diseases we screen for have no warning signs or symptoms.
Things like age, heredity, ethnicity and habits can adversely affect your health.
Doctors are restricted from ordering a diagnostic study unless you have symptoms.
Scheduling is required. Please click on the link below to be transferred to a secure scheduling form.
To read more information about health screenings, please visit our FAQ page.