About Vascular Testing

The various conditions that result from the malfunctioning of the circulatory system can be divided into vascular diseases and non-vascular (cardiac –related) disease. Detecting vascular disease in its early stages is vital in preventing disability and death. If you are looking for vascular disease testing West Babylon experts at Rybstein medical can provide the tests you need. Individuals with vascular disease can develop conditions such as an aneurysm of the aorta, a stroke as well as poor circulation in the lower extremities.

Fortunately your vein clinic in Long Island offers a range of screening programs aimed at the early detection of vascular disease.

Individuals over 60 years of age or at high risk for these conditions should be screened. Patients at high risk include those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, prior history of stroke and non-vascular disease. Smokers or individuals with a family history of vascular disease are also at high risk.

Vascular Testing

There are a variety of tests that can be conducted as part of a vascular test. Most of these involve imaging techniques that are painless and non-invasive. Your vascular doctor in Long Island will decide what test is the most suitable for you following a consultation.

Some of the tests include:

  • Carotid Duplex Bilateral or Carotid Duplex Unilateral: an ultrasound procedure that is used to detect any blood clots, buildup of plaque or any other flow problems within the carotid arter
  • Transcranial Duplex Complete or Transcranial Duplex Unilateral
  • Venous Duplex Bilateral or Venous Duplex Unilateral
  • Renal Artery Duplex Complete or Renal Artery Duplex Unilateral
  • Abdominal Aortic Duplex Complete or Abdominal Aortic Duplex Unilateral
  • Lower Extremity Duplex Complete Bilateral or Lower Extremity Duplex Limited Unilateral
  • Upper Extremity /Subclavian Duplex Complete Bilateral or Upper Extremity /Subclavian Duplex Limited Unilateral
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) with Pulse Volume Recordings (PVR): both of which measure blood flow and look for any arterial blockages in the arms and legs.

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