Vascular Screening Treatment Program: Management & Treatment Menu

How can I manage my vascular screening results?

Once screening indicates risk factors or the presence of vascular disease, management and treatment centers on risk elimination or the prevention of further progression.

  • Smoking cessation therapy via counseling, support groups, or medication that impacts the neurotransmitter, dopamine, such as varenicline (Chantix) 
  • Weight management initiated by a registered/certified dietitian/nutritionist to implement a legitimate diet with realistic goals
  • Treatment of hypertension with diet and exercise, and if necessary, antihypertensive medication
  • Treatment of dyslipidemia with diet and exercise and if necessary, statin medications
  • Strict glycemic control for Types 1 and 2 diabetics and addressing insulin resistance with metformin
  • Anticoagulation/antiplatelet therapy for vascular disease involving risk of stroke or deep vein thrombosis
  • Continued aggressive surveillance via frequent visits, blood work, and diagnostic imaging

 

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