Peripheral Artery Doppler
Simplifying Critical Arterial Blockage Detection
Blockages in the arteries or blood vessels restrict blood flow to the arms or legs, increasing stroke and heart attack risk. Brookhaven Heart’s Peripheral Artery Doppler, also known as an arterial duplex, uses ultrasound technology to identify potentially dangerous blockages easily and effectively.
Benefits of an Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
In addition to serving as an easy, noninvasive way for your doctor to get a picture of your arterial health, a Peripheral Artery Doppler, or Arterial Doppler Ultrasound, operates with a high level of efficiency and accuracy to locate potential blocks or clots. These benefits make the arterial duplex a highly popular diagnostic method.
Why Detection Matters
While many people attribute leg pain and stiffness to general aging, sciatica or other conditions, such discomfort in the limbs is also a symptom of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a potentially serious circulatory disorder that occurs when arteries in your extremities narrow due to plaque buildup or other causes. Using a Peripheral Artery Doppler, your Brookhaven Heart doctor can determine whether your leg pain is linked to dangerous blood flow blockages associated with PAD, and can then work with you to come up with an appropriate, effective treatment plan.
What is peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs?
If you’ve been inactive and unable to walk for a substantial period, you may be susceptible to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs. In addition, if you experience high blood pressure or soaring cholesterol levels, or if you’re a long-time smoker, it’s possible that PAD may be in your future.
PAD of the legs is a common result of all these issues. This disease narrows the arteries in your legs, thereby limiting blood flow to your vital muscles.
Here at Brookhaven Heart, we’re committed to helping you detect PAD before it becomes a bigger problem –using our top-quality detection tools, we’re ready to devise an effective treatment plan.
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms of peripheral arterial disease include abnormal muscle pain, a sense of numbness, or a burning sensation. These pains may occur when you exercise, or you may experience them after working out. Sometimes, people with PAD have such severe blockages that they do not experience pain at all – therefore, it’s important to detect PAD early on.
When you get in touch with Brookhaven Heart, we’ll help you enact a personalized treatment plan that effectively targets the cause of your PAD. Contact us today to learn more about our heart health services! We’re always happy to help answer your questions.
What increases my risk for PAD?
Some risks you simply can’t control when it comes to PAD – these mostly involve genetics and aging. However, there are many risk factors that you can control.
Here are some of the most common contributing factors to this disease:
- Not being physically active
- Smoking cigarettes
- High blood pressure or cholesterol levels
It’s important to address these health concerns if you want to decrease your chances of getting PAD! In many cases, this disease is entirely preventable.
However, if you’re in need of a successful treatment plan for your PAD, call Brookhaven Heart today – we specialize in effective PAD detection and treatment.
Call or Email Brookhaven Heart
The experts at Brookhaven Heart are happy to answer your questions about how Peripheral Artery Doppler might help you improve your heart health.
In Patchogue, call us at (631) 654-3278.
In New Hyde Park, call us at (631) 654-3278.
If you prefer, you can use our online form.
Thank you for letting Brookhaven Heart keep you heart-healthy!