Features October 2019 Issue

Should You Undergo Preventive Ultrasound Screenings?

If you donít have symptoms that suggest you are at increased risk of a stroke or loss of a limb from cardiovascular disease, ultrasound screening tests are unlikely to provide any information your doctor would find useful in treating you.

Should You Undergo Preventive Ultrasound Screenings?

If you don't have symptoms of cardiovascular disease,†this type of test is unlikely to be helpful, experts say.

"It is important for anyone who receives this warning to go immediately to the emergency room for treatment to prevent a stroke from occurring," says M. Shazam Hussain, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic's Cerebrovascular Center."The highest risk for stroke is within two days after the TIA, so no one should wait to get checked."

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