Learning about your stroke risk: Podcast

By: Alan Helgeson . Shawn Neisteadt .

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The Vascular Screen at Sanford Health uses advanced tools and diagnostics to uncover critical details about the health of your vascular system. This screen is for those age 40 and older. Type 1 diabetics should get screened at age 30 or older.

Heidi Fodness, a registered nurse for heart and vascular services at Sanford Health, explains heart and vascular screenings, which help determine the risk for heart disease and vascular disease.

“During the vascular screen, we are trying to basically give you a risk assessment for vascular disease or a stroke risk factor,” said Fodness. “This is a very easy test that really gives great results and great indicators on how are you, vascular wise.”

Vascular screenings include a carotid artery ultrasound, abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound and Ankle-brachial index.

Learn more through this podcast edition of “A Better You,” which airs Saturday on KSOO-AM.

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