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What are the tests for claudication?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
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In brief: Check blood pressure

Some common tests used to diagnose claudication include: checking the pulses in your feet ankle-brachial index to compare the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressure in your arms doppler ultrasound, which monitors blood flow in the area affected magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (ct) angiography to show damage to blood vessels.

In brief: Check blood pressure

Some common tests used to diagnose claudication include: checking the pulses in your feet ankle-brachial index to compare the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressure in your arms doppler ultrasound, which monitors blood flow in the area affected magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (ct) angiography to show damage to blood vessels.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Ankle Blood Pressure

Checking the pressures in your ankles, along with the doppler and pressure signals in your arteries at the ankle, is a good test to confirm claudication.
It is inexpensive. In addition to diagnosing claudication, ankle pressures are used to calculate an abi (ankle brachial index), an imporant number. Low abi means you are at higher your risk of heart attack or stroke, and need medical management!

In brief: Ankle Blood Pressure

Checking the pressures in your ankles, along with the doppler and pressure signals in your arteries at the ankle, is a good test to confirm claudication.
It is inexpensive. In addition to diagnosing claudication, ankle pressures are used to calculate an abi (ankle brachial index), an imporant number. Low abi means you are at higher your risk of heart attack or stroke, and need medical management!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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