Dr. Saks share what a carotid ultrasound is and what it tests for.
A carotid ultrasound is an ultrasound test where the technician will put some gel on the neck on each side and a little probe and with an ultrasound, check the blood flow through the neck arteries or carotid arteries, and that gives us a lot of information as to whether there’s a blockage in the neck leading to the brain that could put a patient at risk of having a stroke.
About Dr. Saks, D.O.:
Dr. Shani S. Saks joined the Arizona Heart Institute in September 2005, following a three-year invasive cardiology fellowship at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Saks completed her undergraduate and Master of Science degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Saks continued her medical education by completing an internal medicine residency at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she served as Chief Medicine Resident. Dr. Saks is a Certified Internist by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. Due to significant and premature heart disease in her own family, Dr. Saks has a strong commitment to patient education, reducing risk of heart disease, preventative medicine and women’s health. Dr. Saks provides services at the Arizona Heart Institute location in central Phoenix.
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