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Disease Information : PAD : Diagnosis

PAD : Diagnosis

Several tests may be required to diagnose PAD and determine the extent of the disease. Some of these tests may be performed in a primary care physician's office, whereas others may be performed by a vascular specialist or in a vascular lab. Most tests are non-invasive and thus should be fairly painless.

Medical History and Physical Exam
Ankle-brachial index (ABI)
Treadmill Exercise Test
Reactive Hyperemia Test
Segmental Pressure Measurements
PVR Waveform Analysis
Duplex Arterial Imaging or Ultrasound Imaging
Photoplethysmography (PPG)
Arteriogram


Peripheral Arterial Disease section was last modified: December 21, 2010 - 06:12 pm

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