Peripheral arterial/artery disease, also known as PAD, is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to a patient’s limbs. Today, one in every 20 adult Americans over the age of 50 has peripheral artery disease — but the good news is that PAD is easily monitored and treated.
Non-Invasive QuantaFlo™ Testing
QuantaFlo™ Testing is a simple, painless method for measuring and comparing the differences in blood flow between both arms and legs to determine if further PAD monitoring or treatment is necessary. Using a sensor on a patient’s fingers and toes, the measurement of their blood circulation takes place in a matter of minutes.
Vascular Certified Ultrasound Testing
Vascular ultrasounds are another painless and non-invasive means of monitoring a patient’s blood circulation, isolating areas that are blocked or narrowed, and determining the severity of the disease. Ultrasound testing accomplishes this by using soundwaves to generate precise images of the patient’s arteries for accurate treatment.
Diagnostic Angiography & Intervention
To complete angiography testing, a doctor will inject a harmless dye into a patient’s bloodstream so that they may monitor its flow through the arteries in real-time. This is often completed using such imaging techniques as magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), computerized tomography angiography (CTA), or catheter angiography.