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Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound
Reasons for Test
To investigate the cause of the following symptoms in peripheral blood vessels (eg, neck, abdomen, arm, or leg):
- Increased warmth or coolness in the extremity
- Difficulty finding pulses
- Bulging veins
To diagnose the cause or severity of:
- Poor circulation due to blocked or narrowed blood vessels
- Blood clots
- Poor blood vessel function
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What to Expect
Prior to Test
Description of Test
After the Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
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American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound http://www.sru.org/
Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada http://www.mtsinai.on.ca/
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/
Mercy Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.mercydesmoines.org. Accessed September 1, 2005.
Peripheral vascular library. Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters website. Available at: http://www.chkd.org. Accessed September 1, 2005.
Society for Vascular Ultrasound website. Available at: http://www.svunet.org/. Accessed September 1, 2005.
- Reviewer: Ganson Purcell Jr., MD, FACOG, FACPE
- Review Date: 12/2011 -
- Update Date: 12/30/2011 -