Vascular Studies are part of a series of tests we perform in order to determine the heart’s function. We use these tests to analyze the blood flow to and from the heart, in your arteries and veins. Generally, these tests are non-invasive and do not require the use of needles or any surgical procedures.
We perform Vascular Studies using high-frequency sound waves like Ultrasounds, in order to measure and track blood flow in your blood vessels. The sound waves will echo off the blood cells, and are transcribed by a computer into digital images and videos.
What can Vascular Studies find?
A Vascular Studies is done to check signs of decreased blood flow in the blood vessels in order to diagnose a blockage or plaque buildup. Also, we study the progress of certain medications or treatments and how they are working to improve blood flow.
Vascular Studies can also help identify diseases or conditions that may lead to decreased blood flow, such as:
- Varicose veins
Symptoms that occur due to low blood flow are:
- Leg and arm pain or weakness
- Soreness, tenderness, and redness
- Pale or graying skin
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Pain while lying or sitting
- Dizziness, or lightheadedness with changes in blood pressures