Riverview Health

Comprehensive Treatment for Carotid Artery Disease in Noblesville, IN

$79 Vascular Screening Package

To see if you qualify for and to schedule a $79 vascular screening package, please complete the below information, and one of our staff members will contact you within two business days. The vascular screening package includes three screenings: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Ankle Brachial Index Test and Carotid Artery Screening. If you qualify, payment will be due at time of scheduling.

Note: We do not bill medical insurances for specially priced vascular screening packages.

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Carotid artery disease is a condition in which the main blood vessels in the neck become narrowed because of a buildup of cholesterol. Narrowing of the carotid arteries can cause serious health problems, such as deterioration of brain tissue and stroke, as a result of less oxygen getting to the brain.

Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease

In many cases, there are no symptoms of carotid artery disease until the condition has severely narrowed or blocked an artery, which could lead to a stroke. Your doctor may discover the condition during an exam using a stethoscope or during a vascular ultrasound.

Causes of Carotid Artery Disease

A buildup over time of fatty plaque in the walls of your arteries can lead to the development of carotid artery disease.

The following factors increase your risk for having carotid artery disease:

  • Age (risk increases with age because the disease can take several decades to develop)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Lack of exercise
  • Persistently high blood sugar levels
  • Poor diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking

Carotid Artery Disease Treatment at Riverview Health

When treating carotid artery disease, vascular surgeons at Riverview Health focus on reducing the amount of plaque buildup that can clog blood vessels. The following lifestyle adjustments may be recommended as an initial solution before pursuing medication or surgery:

  • A heart-healthy diet
  • Not smoking
  • Regular exercise

If lifestyle changes aren’t enough, your doctor may recommend the following treatments:

  • Blood clotting medications
  • Carotid artery surgery to clear plaque from the artery walls or stent placement to widen the arteries and keep them open
  • Medications for lowering blood cholesterol levels, hypertension and other heart-related conditions

Riverview Health offers complete care and prevention for carotid artery disease. With regular check-ups, your doctor can evaluate your health and help you avoid complications. Find a primary care physician at Riverview Health to discuss how you can lower your risk factors.

Take a step toward a healthier life with a $79 vascular screening package at Riverview Health. This package includes a carotid artery screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and an ankle brachial index test. Though this package doesn’t require a doctor’s order, you must meet specific criteria. To see if you qualify and to request an appointment, call 317.776.7247 or complete our online request form.
 
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of vascular conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.