Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) tests
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Tests could include:

  • If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) exam. Similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an MRA is a test that ...
  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
  • An arteriography helps your doctor understand how your arteries are functioning and if there are any problems, such as blood clots, injured blood vessels, or an artery disease. "Arterio" refers to arteries, and "graphy" refers to the process of re...
  • An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called "contrast material") and X-rays to observe the flow of blood through your arteries and observe any blockage. This procedure, also known as an a...
  • Doppler ultrasound is a technique used to measure the flow of blood through your arteries and blood vessels—usually those in your extremities.
  • Coagulation tests measure your blood's ability to clot and how long it takes. Testing can help assess your risk of excessive bleeding or developing clots.
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