Archive for the ‘Vascular Program’ Category

Renal Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Renal Ultrasound uses sound waves to evaluate flow in the arteries leading to the kidneys. An abnormal renal ultrasound study could be caused by blockages in the renal arteries leading to severe hypertension.

For more information on renal ultrasounds, please visit our Heart Center.

Venous Duplex

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Venous Duplex is an ultrasound procedure that is performed to evaluate the veins in the legs or the arms primarily to rule out blood clots. A venous duplex is also used to evaluate leg swelling and varicose veins.

For more information on this procedure, please visit our Heart Center.

Abdominal Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

An Abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to determine the size of  the abdominal aorta. An abdominal ultrasound is also used to rule out an aneurysm. For more information on cardiac care and your heart, please visit our Heart Center by clicking here.

Carotid Duplex Ultrasound

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

A carotid duplex ultrasound is an imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view the blood vessels in the neck and to determine the presence of narrowing in the carotid arteries.

For more information on caring for your heart and cartoid duplex ultrasound, please visit our Heart Center.