Vascular diseases affecting the veins are very common, with symptoms such as pain, swelling, warmth and redness (inflammation) of the skin and visible varicose veins. Venous duplex ultrasound can be performed to detect DVT, superficial vein thrombosis and damaged or leaking valves within the venous system.
Varicose veins are caused by increased blood pressure inside the superficial (close to the skin surface) vein due to the presence of weakened or damaged one-way valves in the veins.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a clot in the vein deep in the leg. DVT can produce symptoms of swelling and pain. In the event that a clot breaks away and travels through the blood stream and causes blockage of blood vessels (pulmonary arteries) in the lung, which is referred to a pulmonary embolism. This can lead to severe difficulty and even death, depending on the degree of blockage.
In the United States, about 2 million people per year develop DVT. Most of them are aged 40 years or older. Statistics reveal that at least 200,000 patients die each year from blood clots in their lungs.
Carotid Artery Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Mesenteric Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Hemodialysis Access Duplex Ultrasound Scanning
Vein Mapping (prep for arterial reconstruction, coronary artery bypass, hemodialysis access work up)
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