This screening is a painless test that uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create pictures of the insides of the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are on each side of your neck. Blockage in these arteries greatly increases your risk for a stroke.
Valued at $600
The Stroke Select Screening is offered at Baptist Medical Center by appointment Monday through Friday. Call 601-948-6262 to schedule.
The Stroke Select screening is held in the Outpatient Cardiovascular Unit (OCU) at Baptist Medical Center. The OCU is located on the main floor of Baptist in the Cardiovascular Center. During the screening, a cardiac sonographer or nurse with specialized cardiac training will place a small, hand-held device, called a transducer, on several points of your neck. There are no blood tests and fasting is not required for this screening. The screening will take about 20 minutes.
When you are finished, the nurse or sonographer will hand off your ultrasound to cardiovascular surgeons on staff at Baptist to evaluate.
Physicians who review results in the Stroke Select screening program are board certified cardiovascular surgeons and neurologists at Baptist Medical Center. They have specialized training in the care of patients with heart and vascular diseases and those at risk for stroke. When our team has completed evaluation of your screening, they will provide a report explaining your results. They will also make recommendations for any needed follow-up.
Members of the Stroke Select Screen Team
Mary Gordy, NP Stewart Horsley, MD Keith Jones, MD Daniel Ramirez, MD
Physicians provide your report to nurses and other professional staff at the Baptist Health Line. They will mail your completed screening report to you, usually in about three to four weeks. If your results indicate a need for immediate follow up, a nurse from the Baptist Health Line will call you at the telephone number you provided. If you have questions about your results, or if you need help scheduling recommended follow up screenings, simply call the Baptist Health Line. They can answer questions and help you with your next steps.
1. Specific health criteria apply for all screenings. Participants will be asked qualifying information during registration.
2. Screening packages are available by appointment and are evaluated by Baptist nurses and physicians.
3. Reports may be sent to you and the physician of your choice.
4. Insurance is not filed for these screening packages. Payment is through cash or check at Baptist Medical Center. Payment at Baptist Medical Clinic locations includes cash, check or debit / credit cards.
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