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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)

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

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