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What are the tests for intermittent claudication?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vascular lab

Claudication has very low risk of amputation less than 0.
5% so sometimes physical exam is enough. But if it became severe and require intervention then non-invasive vascular tests including duplex ultrasound, ankle brachial index and pulse volume recording are the best to start with.

In brief: Vascular lab

Claudication has very low risk of amputation less than 0.
5% so sometimes physical exam is enough. But if it became severe and require intervention then non-invasive vascular tests including duplex ultrasound, ankle brachial index and pulse volume recording are the best to start with.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: ABI/PVR

The easiest test is an ankle brachial index which is a comparison between the arm pressure and the calf or ankle pressure.
Values in the range of 0.9-1.0 are usually normal. Patients that claudicate usually have values less than that. Please see a vascular specialist.

In brief: ABI/PVR

The easiest test is an ankle brachial index which is a comparison between the arm pressure and the calf or ankle pressure.
Values in the range of 0.9-1.0 are usually normal. Patients that claudicate usually have values less than that. Please see a vascular specialist.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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