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How do physicians find out whether I have peripheral artery disease of the calf?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Ultrasound
A general idea of vascular disease can be assessed on a physical exam (pulse exam, capillary refill, temperature, color of skin, non-healing wounds) and history (pain at rest, claudication).
However an arterial duplex scan (ultrasound) is the most objective way to evaluate someone for peripheral vascular disease.

In brief: Ultrasound
A general idea of vascular disease can be assessed on a physical exam (pulse exam, capillary refill, temperature, color of skin, non-healing wounds) and history (pain at rest, claudication).
However an arterial duplex scan (ultrasound) is the most objective way to evaluate someone for peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: History
The first step is the history and then is the physical exam. Based upon this most physicians can figure it out but if necessary there are noninvasive tests that can help out as well.
Start with your family physician and the see a vascular surgeon if needed.

In brief: History
The first step is the history and then is the physical exam. Based upon this most physicians can figure it out but if necessary there are noninvasive tests that can help out as well.
Start with your family physician and the see a vascular surgeon if needed.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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