Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound
Reasons for Test
- Increased warmth or coolness in the extremity
- Difficulty finding pulses
- Bulging veins
- 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?
Call Your Doctor
American Heart Association http://www.heart.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://www.heartandstroke.ca
Vascular ultrasound. John Hopkins Medicine website. Available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart%5Fvascular%5Finstitute/conditions%5Ftreatments/treatments/vascular%5Fultrasound.html. Accessed May 22, 2013.
Vascular ultrasound. Radiological Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=vascularus. Updated August 28, 2012. Accessed May 22, 2013.
What is vascular ultrasound? Vascular ultrasound website. Available at: http://www.vascularultrasound.net/vascular-ultrasound. Updated August 7, 2010. Accessed May 22, 2013.
- Reviewer: Ganson Purcell Jr., MD, FACOG, FACPE; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 05/2013 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -
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