Vascular Testing

Vascular Testing

About Vascular Testing

There are a variety of conditions that result from a malfunctioning circulatory system. These diseases can be divided into Vascular as well as non-vascular (cardiac –related) diseases.

Detecting vascular disease in its early stages is vital in preventing disability and death. Individuals with vascular disease can develop a multitude of conditions. Aneurysms of the aorta, strokes as well as poor circulation in the lower extremities are all potential dangers.

Fortunately, your vein clinic in Jackson Heights offers a range of screening programs aimed at the early detection of vascular disease as well as treatments.

If you are over 60 or at high risk for these conditions, you 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 the history of the vascular disease are also at high-risk.

Roosevelt Cardiology can conduct many different types of vascular tests as well as provide treatments. Most of these involve imaging techniques that are painless and non-invasive.
If you need vascular testing Jackson Heights based Roosevelt Cardiology is the best cardiac center in the Queens area.

Your vascular doctor in Jackson Heights 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 artery.
  • 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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