When you visit Keystone Cardiology for vascular studies in Maywood, NJ this involves a noninvasive procedure. It is used to determine the blood flow in your veins and arteries. Using a transducer that is also used for echo tests, Dr. Panagiotou performs an ultrasound of your veins. He is able to detect blood flow, as well as blood pressure, the amount of oxygen in the blood, and blood circulation using this technique. Vascular ultrasound is used to diagnose stroke and blood vessel conditions, such as stiff or restricted arteries related to congenital heart disease.
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA) is used to screen for this particular type of aneurysm. An abdominal aneurysm is caused by an enlarged aorta in the stomach. For individuals who are at risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms, screening is the best form of diagnosis as this condition shows no symptoms. Individuals at risk for this condition include tobacco users, as well as those with atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, traumatic injuries, or an infection in their aorta. Also, those with abdominal aortic aneurysms in their family health history could be at risk for this condition as it is passed along via hereditary.
A vascular ultrasound can be used to detect blood clots in the leg or abdomen veins or arteries. Blood clots including the condition of deep vein thrombosis is typically noted in the lower extremities. Using vascular ultrasound of the lower extremity of the arterial or venous areas Dr. Panagiotou can get a thorough look at these conditions. He will be able to provide the best course of treatment, such as prescription blood thinners or surgery. If you have a history of blood clots in the lower extremities you may benefit from an analysis using vascular ultrasound in Maywood, NJ.
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