Understanding Your Results
Your results will be color coded and easy to read so you can see what measurements are normal, borderline, or abnormal. In addition to the numbers, you will also see a section on each condition for which we screened and what it means for you.
How to Read Your Results
Your results package will be specific to you and should be shared with your primary care physician. If we see something which we feel should be addressed soon by your doctor, we will let you know at the time of the screening.
- Read through the results carefully.
- Share them with your doctor.
- We will contact you to let you know when it is time to be re-screened.
- All screenings are reviewed by one of our board-certified physicians, with the exception of the 6 for Life assessment, which is run through a clinically based predictive program.
Screening Results FAQ
My carotid results were “mild.” What does this mean?It means that you have a small amount of plaque build-up which is not affecting blood flow. Share with your doctor and continue with follow-ups.
Last time my results said my carotid blockage was “mild” and now it “normal.” How can that happen?The “mild” category is somewhat broad and can vary from a thickened inner layer of the artery to a small amount of plaque, as long as it does not affect the blood flow. Some reviewing physicians can be very conservative and interpret a thickened inner layer as “mild” plaque, while others would not.
The screening revealed I have a small abdominal aortic aneurysm. What should I do?Continue to follow-up with your doctor so he or she can monitor it. An aneurysm may remain stable but it can continue to grow. As it becomes larger, the risks of rupture increase.
If I get these screenings, does this mean I’m safe from a stroke or heart attack?Unfortunately no one can really predict if and how strokes or other cardiovascular events could happen. However our screenings will help you and your physician recognize risks as possible sources for these events, as well as discuss with you how some of those risks could be modified or lessened.
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