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Does peripheral vascular disease normally show up on an echo?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not normally

Cardiac echos focus primarily on the heart structure (valves and walls) and function (contractility, ejection fraction).
They do not look at the peripheral arteries. However, the same ultrasound technology is used to look at the peripheral arteries. The studies of the peripheral arteries are called lower extremity arterial duplex scans or carotid duplex scans, for example.

In brief: Not normally

Cardiac echos focus primarily on the heart structure (valves and walls) and function (contractility, ejection fraction).
They do not look at the peripheral arteries. However, the same ultrasound technology is used to look at the peripheral arteries. The studies of the peripheral arteries are called lower extremity arterial duplex scans or carotid duplex scans, for example.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Ultrasound

Can show pad. Usually done at same time with segmental pressure test of the legs.

In brief: Ultrasound

Can show pad. Usually done at same time with segmental pressure test of the legs.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Specific terms

Echocardiogram is an ultrasound showing structure and function of heart.
Doppler ultrasound is essential at diagnosing pvd. Same technology, but different methods. Ultrasound can show flow limitation of arteries. Anatomy can be evaluated with angiogram for treatment.

In brief: Specific terms

Echocardiogram is an ultrasound showing structure and function of heart.
Doppler ultrasound is essential at diagnosing pvd. Same technology, but different methods. Ultrasound can show flow limitation of arteries. Anatomy can be evaluated with angiogram for treatment.
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