PrimeCare Medical Center
Internists & Family Practice located in Charlotte, NC
When you’re at risk for vascular or heart disease, tests that determine how well your blood flows through your arteries and veins help determine your course of treatment. At PrimeCare Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Patrick Evivie, MD, FACP, RPVI, directs an accredited vascular lab that offers convenient, in-office testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. To take advantage of this high-level lab and the services it provides, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today
Vascular Lab Q & A
Why should I be concerned about cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease tops all causes of death in the United States. The condition costs the United States billions of dollars every year in health services, medications, and lost work due to disability. Stroke, a complication of cardiovascular disease, is the third leading cause of death and disability in the country.
What accreditations does the vascular lab have?
The vascular lab at PrimeCare Medical Center is under the care and direction of Dr. Evivie. The lab has also earned accreditation and accolades from:
- The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
- The American Diabetes Association (ADA)
These accreditations ensure you of the high level of patient care and quality of testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. The IAC is a nonprofit organization established with the support of 11 medical societies, including those with emphasis and specialty in cardiology, neurology, radiology, vascular medicine, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, internal medicine, and biology.
What conditions can be diagnosed through the vascular lab?
The vascular lab examines blood vessels that run throughout your body. These vessels supply blood, nutrients, and oxygen to major organs and essential tissue. Tests at the accredited vascular lab at PrimeCare Medical Center can help diagnose and treat a variety of vascular conditions, including:
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
The vascular lab tests can also evaluate your risk of developing these conditions. Early intervention, before you have a serious incident, improves your quality of life and prevents major heart events.
What types of screenings are available at the vascular lab?
PrimeCare Medical Center provides in-house ultrasounds and echocardiograms to evaluate the health of your heart. These tests look for venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, aortic aneurysms, and restricted blood flow to the heart.
You’ll be referred to the vascular lab if you have symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain that suggest a problem with your heart. If you have other risk factors, like obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, you could also benefit from regular screening at the vascular lab.
To learn more about the fully accredited vascular lab at PrimeCare Medical Center, call today or book an appointment online.
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