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Carotid Artery Disease Screening

Your carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels in your neck that supply blood to your brain. When these arteries become clogged with cholesterol, which is known as narrowing of the arteries, it can cause a blood clot. If a blood clot occurs in the carotid arteries, then blood cannot reach your brain which could result in a stroke.

Ultrasound Screening for Carotid Artery Disease Risk

We offer an artery ultrasound screening to help you understand your carotid artery disease risk.

  • Carotid Artery Disease Ultrasound Screening
    • Simple, painless and non-invasive, this artery ultrasound screening uses cutting-edge Doppler colour flow technology to create images of the carotid arteries. This will help to assess blood flow through them and whether you have narrowing of the arteries. 

Who should have a carotid artery ultrasound screening? 

  • Anyone over age 50
  • Anyone over age 40 with risk factors 

How often should I get a carotid artery ultrasound screening test?

  • Annually*

*Recommended guidelines only. Consult with your GP. 

How do I prepare for a carotid artery screening?

  • Wear a shirt that is open at the collar and short-sleeved
  • Do not wear a turtleneck or polo-neck sweater

Warning signs

  • There are often no warning signs or symptoms of carotid artery disease.

Risk factors

  • Family history of carotid artery disease, narrowing of the arteries or coronary artery disease
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol

Book an artery ultrasound today by clicking on the 'Book a Screening' button at the top of the page and find out if you are at risk.