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What is Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Testing?

Ankle-Brachial Index Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) testing is a simple yet important test used to help diagnose peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD, which can often go unnoticed or ignored, is a common and potentially serious condition in which arteries in the legs...

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral Artery Disease Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a circulatory condition in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body become narrowed or blocked. This can reduce or prevent oxygen-rich blood from reaching the limbs and...

What Causes Spider Veins?

Spider Veins Causes Spider veins are small, thin veins that appear close to the surface of the skin. They are often red, blue or purple in color and form a web-like pattern. Spider veins can occur in any area of the body, but are most common on the legs and face. The...

Vascular Disease Types and Symptoms

What is Vascular Disease? Vascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the veins and arteries of the body. It includes a range of diseases, including peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, and stroke. Vascular diseases can cause severe symptoms...

What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a Medical Procedure Angioplasty is a medical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed arteries. It involves inserting a catheter with a balloon attached into an artery and then inflating the balloon to widen the passage. The most common form of...

Why Are Spider Veins Dangerous?

Spider Veins Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are small, thin veins that appear close to the surface of the skin. These veins are typically red, purple or blue in color, and they often appear in a web-like pattern. They can occur on any part of the body,...

What is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Ambulatory phlebectomy, an outpatient procedure, has been developed by dermatologists for the removal of bulging, twisted, and enlarged veins in the legs by making small incisions in the skin. Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a good treatment option for patients who want to...

How is Stenosis Confirmed on Duplex Ultrasound?

A Duplex ultrasound/ultrasonography is one of the most delicate, detailed, and correct forms of identifying stenosis. The ultrasound is done to detect, focus on and gauge stenosis. It is known as a carotid ultrasound which also involves a Doppler ultrasound. It is a...

What is a Duplex Color-Flow Ultrasound?

Duplex ultrasound helps study the blood flow in your arms and legs’ major veins and arteries. It includes high-pitched sound impressions to measure the speed of your blood flow and assembly of the arm and leg veins. Let’s get into more elaborated details on a duplex...

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