What tests are included in Vascular Advantage Screening?

Carotid Artery/Stroke screening - Performed using doppler ultrasound on the carotid arteries in the neck to identify plaque build-up in the arteries.

Peripheral Arterial Disease screening - This screening test uses a type of blood pressure cuff around the ankle (ankle brachial index) to assess possible blood flow problems in the legs.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - This screening test uses Doppler ultrasound on the abdomen to identify a developing aneurysm.


You do not need a physician referral to schedule a Vascular Advantage screening. (This test is not covered by most insurance.) The Vascular Advantage screening is $115 for all three screenings ordered at the same time, or $45 per individual screening.

To schedule a Vascular Advantage Screening at a convenient Austin Heart location, call (512) 206-3636 or (800) 803-6960.

2021 Screening Schedule

Location Month Dates 2021
San Marcos April 2
South Austin April 8, 15, 22
Harker Heights April Please call office for dates
Heart Hospital of Austin April 7, 21
La Grange April 16
Cedar Park May 13
Fredericksburg May Please call office for dates
Georgetown May 4, 18, 24
Heart Hospital of Austin May 19
Marble Falls May 10
Cedar Park June 7, 10, 21
Heart Hospital of Austin June 16, 30
Lakeway June 24
Northwest June 1, 8, 15, 22
Round Rock June 14
HHOA July 2, 7, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30
Lakeway July 8, 22
San Marcos July 15
Cedar Park August 12
Georgetown August 16
Heart Hospital of Austin August 18
La Grange August 13, 27
Northwest August 10

Should I be screened for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

If you have two or more of the following risk factors you should consider a Vascular Advantage screening:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Age - over 50 years
  • Smoker
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Family history of aortic aneurysm