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Which tests are usually carried out to confirm peripheral arterial disease?
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Leg pressures
Non-invasive studies that measure your blood pressure in different locations of the leg are a great way to confirm peripheral artery disease.
The blood pressures in the thigh, calf, ankle, and toes are measured along with special waveform tracing gives the best functional information about your disease. No other test (including angio or ultrasound) gives more functional information than this test.

In brief: Leg pressures
Non-invasive studies that measure your blood pressure in different locations of the leg are a great way to confirm peripheral artery disease.
The blood pressures in the thigh, calf, ankle, and toes are measured along with special waveform tracing gives the best functional information about your disease. No other test (including angio or ultrasound) gives more functional information than this test.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: PAD
We usually start out with non-invasive studies such as an arterial ultrasound examination and proceed to angiography when symptoms are such that a mechanical intervention such as angioplasty or surgery is needed.

In brief: PAD
We usually start out with non-invasive studies such as an arterial ultrasound examination and proceed to angiography when symptoms are such that a mechanical intervention such as angioplasty or surgery is needed.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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