Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is a term used to describe an abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of the disease and many are unaware they have the condition. When left untreated, vascular disease may lead to heart attack, stroke, aneurysm or other conditions.

Risk factors

Risk factors for vascular disease include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes or high blood sugar
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Obesity

If you have one or more risk factors for vascular disease, it is important to talk to your health care provider and to schedule a screening. 

Maury Regional Health has skilled vascular surgeons on the medical staff who will work closely with your physician if a vascular condition requiring surgery is detected. Learn more about surgical services here.


Maury Regional Health offers ultrasound imaging to detect vascular disease. Studies may be ordered by your physician; however, we also offer screenings for those not previously diagnosed. These screenings can check for signs of:

  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) - lower extremities
  • Stroke - carotid artery and arteries in the neck
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm* (AAA) - main channel of the circulatory system

Self-scheduled ultrasound screenings are $45 per study or $100 for all three exams. Results are sent directly to the patient to share with their provider.

Ultrasound screenings for vascular disease are offered at Maury Regional Health facilities in Columbia, Hohenwald, Lewisburg and Waynesboro. To schedule an ultrasound screening, call 931.380.4044.

*Medicare Part B covers this screening as a one-time benefit for recipients who meet risk factors. Ask your physician if you qualify.