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ultrasound shows brachial artery with low resistive pattern. is that normal? radial artery was not demonstrated. have occlusion. treatment?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Is the Ulnar working: Usually the hand has two arches of arterial flow connecting the Ulnar and Radial arteries, in a deep and superficial pattern. In most people, the loss of the radial artery will be compensated for, by the ulnar artery, though the arches.

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