Peripheral Vascular Studies
Patients living in the Long Island area that have or have had leg pain in one or both calves, thighs, or hips or arm pain should consider having vascular study tests done. However, only half of people that have peripheral vascular disease, actually experience any symptoms.
Peripheral Vascular Disease is a blood circulation disorder that affects the upper and lower extremities. In patients suffering from PVD, the blood vessels in either the legs and arms or both have narrowed, most likely due to Arteriosclerosis.
If you are symptomatic, symptoms of PVD will usually entail discomfort and achiness in either the arms or legs or both. Overtime symptoms will continue to be more regular. If left untreated, PVD can escalate to very serious complications.
Conveniently located near Nassau and Suffolk County, there are several studies that we administer in order to diagnose your cause of pain.
- Arterial Doppler
- Lower/ Upper Arterial/ Venous Doppler
- Ankle-Brachial Index
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Renal Artery Doppler
- Carotid Doppler
Our physicians would order peripheral vascular tests when they suspect a problem with a patient’s circulation or blood flow throughout the body. These tests are used to investigate whether or not there are any significant blood clots in a patient’s arteries or veins. Being proactive with your body is critical in keeping Peripheral Vascular Disease from progressing.