vascular ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive testing procedure that is used to evaluate blood flow in arteries and veins throughout the body.

At Manhattan Cardiology Care, we provide cutting-edge Vascular Ultrasound testing service to ensure your cardiovascular health is in optimal condition.

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what is a
vascular ultrasound?

Vascular Ultrasound test utilizes sound waves to produce images of blood vessels, allowing our expert cardiologists to assess blood flow and identify if there are any abnormalities. This procedure is immensely important when it comes to diagnosing various vascular conditions, including peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, and carotid artery disease.

what is vascular
ultrasound used for?

Vascular ultrasound serves as a vital tool in diagnosing various cardiovascular conditions. It is commonly used to:

detect arterial diseases

Vascular ultrasound helps identify if there are any blockages or narrowing within the arteries, which may lead to conditions such as peripheral artery disease and carotid artery disease.

evaluate venous disorders

This test assesses the blood flow in veins and can diagnose conditions like deep vein thrombosis and chronic venous insufficiency.

Vascular ultrasound helps identify if there are any blockages
Vascular ultrasound is used to monitor the flow of blood

monitor blood flow

Vascular ultrasound is used to monitor the flow of blood to organs and tissues, helping with the management of conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

assess transplants

For patients who have undergone organ transplants, vascular ultrasound helps in evaluating the health and function status of transplanted organ.

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test process

During a vascular ultrasound test, you can expect the following process:

You will be asked to wear comfortable clothing and remove any jewelry or accessories that could interfere with the ultrasound.

Ultrasound Gel
A specialized lubricant gel is applied on the skin, over the area being examined. This gel helps transmit sound waves and improves the quality of the images.

Ultrasound Probe
The ultrasound technologist uses a handheld device called a transducer to emit sound waves into the body, which is gently moved over the skin, capturing images of the blood vessels.

Image Interpretation
The captured images are then interpreted by a trained cardiologist, who analyzes blood flow patterns and identifies any abnormalities.

On the completion of test, you will receive the results. Your cardiologist will discuss the findings with you and either recommend further tests or provide treatment options accordingly.

who needs a
vascular ultrasound test?

Vascular ultrasound may be recommended to the individuals who:

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Patients who’re experiencing symptoms such as leg pain, swelling, numbness, or tingling may need a vascular ultrasound test to evaluate the blood flow, diagnosing the underlying conditions.

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Have Risk

Individuals with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, including smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, may benefit from vascular ultrasound tests at regular intervals, to detect early signs of disease.

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Patients who’re preparing for vascular surgery or organ transplantation may also undergo vascular ultrasound to assess blood flow and ensure optimal surgical outcomes.

how to prepare for
a vascular ultrasound?

To prepare for a Vascular Ultrasound, you may be instructed to:

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Depending on the area being examined, you may need to fast for a few hours before the vascular ultrasound test.

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Avoid Certain

Your cardiologist may advise you to stop taking certain medications temporarily, that could affect blood flow or interfere with the ultrasound results.

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Wear Comfortable Clothing

Dress in loose, comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area being examined.

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Follow any specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider, ensuring an accurate and successful ultrasound examination.

schedule your vascular
ultrasound in nyc

Prioritize your cardiovascular health, and do not wait until the symptoms arise.

Take proactive steps towards a healthier future by scheduling your Vascular Ultrasound at Manhattan Cardiology Care today.

Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and guiding you towards optimal wellness.

Contact us now to book your appointment!