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These tests are done quickly at a fraction of the regular price with physician assessed results shared in an easy to read manner with each individual tested. Lives are often saved immediately, while others get an early warning about changes that can help prevent future problems. Hopefully, a majority will get a clean bill of health and the piece of mind that goes along with this.

  1. Echocardiogram: Ultrasound study of the heart. It depicts the resting function of the heart. It detects enlargement of the heart, valve abnormalities, blood clots, tumors, fluid build-up around the heart, and more. According to the medical literature, a normal resting left-ventricular function is a better prognostic indicator of heart disease survival than the amount of plaque deposits in the coronary arteries.

  2. Carotid Ultrasound: Ultrasound of the carotid (neck) arteries used to detect the possibility of a stroke. A stroke is a "brain attack", a condition in which a part of the brain is starved of blood. This may occur in a variety of ways, though about 80 percent of all strokes result from clots that block arteries in the brain, 85 percent, originate from accumulated plaque in the carotid arteries. Amount of carotid plaque is a good prognostic indicator of stroke.

  3. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Test: Ultrasound of the aorta, which is the main artery leaving the heart and supplying blood to the abdomen. The test is used to visualize the presence of an aneurysm, i.e., an abnormal swelling or dilation of a blood vessel. The danger lies in the risk of the aneurysm bursting or rupturing. Ruptured aortic aneurysms are greater than 90 percent fatal.

  4. Electrocardiogram: The EKG provides a picture of the electrical activity responsible for the heart's cycle of contraction and relaxation. A single EKG "strip" shows the electrical changes (up and down) over time (left to right). Usually, several leads or electrodes are placed on the body so that the heart can be "viewed" from several angles. This is particularly useful in determining the locations of possible heart damage. By evaluating the tracings of the heart's electrical activity, doctors can see whether the heart is enlarged, or even detect the telltale signs of damage from an old heart attack.

  5. Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI): The Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI) of the brachial artery has been demonstrated in studies to correlate with the coronary arteries as to the extent of atherosclerotic lesions. The ASI is a number that correlates with arteriosclerosis. Because arteriosclerosis reduces flexibility in the arteries, the higher the ASI, the more likely someone is to have hardening of the arteries, the lower the number, the less likely. Hardened arteries cause the heart to work much harder when it is forced to push blood through partially occluded vessels. This extra strain on the heart and the resulting blockages are a root cause of cardiovascular disease.

  6. Ankle-Brachial Index: An index used to measure blood flow in the lower extremities, which is a risk factor for heart attacks. Individuals with a high Ankle-Brachial Index are three to five times at greater risk of heart attacks.

  7. Osteoporosis Test: An ultrasound of the heel used to determine the mineral density of the bone. Osteoporosis is largely preventable for most people. Prevention of this disease is very important because while there is treatment for osteoporosis, there is currently no cure. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. While women are four times more likely then men to develop the disease, men also suffer from osteoporosis. A Bone Mineral Density Test (BMD) is the only way to diagnose osteoporosis and determine your risk for future fracture.

  8. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): Early detection is the single most important step a man can take to prevent prostate cancer. PSA testing can help physicians detect prostate cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. This test is reliable but not perfect and all men over 50 should have physical exams as well as a PSA, which is a blood test.

  9. Cholesterol and Glucose Tests: High levels of cholesterol can lead to blockage of arteries causing heart attack and strokes. High levels of glucose (blood sugar) can cause diabetes, a silent killer that ravages the health of millions.

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