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Does peripheral vascular disease normally show up on an echo?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 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.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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