Health Screening in Georgia
Emsite’s on-site laboratory offers a full array of non-invasive diagnostic services as well as Preventive Health Screenings for those who may be at risk due to family history or lifestyle choices. The Preventive Health Screenings assist patients in identifying potentially life threatening conditions before they become an issue. By partaking in a health screening, those interested in assessing their cardiovascular health will be able to explore ways to improve it as well.
Who Needs Preventive Health Screening Tests?
Do you know if you are at risk for cardiovascular disease or stroke? Cardiovascular disease or heart disease generally refers to various diseases involving the heart or blood vessels. These diseases are closely related and have similar causes, treatment, and risk factors including:
- Family History
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Smoking (past or presently)
- Heavy alcohol use
- Lack of exercise
- High fat diet
- Having other medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid abnormalities or other metabolic imbalances
Any combination of these risk factors can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis (plaque), one of the main underlying causes of cardiovascular disease. If you are over the age of 50, or over 40 with additional risk factors, you are a candidate for EMSITE’s ultrasound prevention program.
Normally, by the time heart problems are detected, atherosclerosis is usually quite advanced, having progressed for decades. There is therefore increased emphasis on preventing atherosclerosis by modifying risk factors, such as healthy eating, exercise, and avoidance of smoking.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide. Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. In recent years, cardiovascular risk in women has been increasing and has killed more women than breast cancer.
According to the American Heart Association, 60% of individuals presenting to the hospital with myocardial infarction are asymptomatic (having no symptoms) until the time of the event.
EMSITE’s prevention program makes it possible for you to identify the presence of cardiovascular disease versus just believing you are at risk. We believe that knowing for sure whether you have cardiovascular disease is the first step in prevention of heart attack or stroke and provides peace of mind.
Schedule your appointment for one of our affordable screening packages to detect your risk of heart attack, stroke and abdominal aneurysm. Gain your peace of mind today.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Schedule an appointment online or by phone or at our office. You’ll be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about your personal and family health history. Using these, our doctors will recommend steps you can take to improve your health. Ultimately, we recommend you seek more personalized advice from your primary care physician once we deliver your results.
Once you’ve completed the questionnaire, a friendly member of our staff will bring you into a private room for testing. Generally, you will receive your results within 2 to 3 days through the patient portal. If we find a significant issue in your test results, rest assured we’ll let you know the day of your screening and refer you to your physician.
Contact our team to schedule your health screening at our office. We proudly serve residents of John’s Creek, Milton, Duluth, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, and surrounding areas.