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What is an Arterial Duplex?

An arterial duplex, an arterial doppler, or an arterial ultrasound typically refer to the same thing.  It is a non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging study.  An ultrasound machine is used to perform the study, similar to the machine used to check on babies in pregnancy. 523 more words

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Peripheral Arterial (or Vascular) Disease (PAD or PVD)-Part 2

You can read Part 1 of this article here.

Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Obesity
  • Family history of the disease…
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Leg turning purple? This means circulation troubles

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and a leg turning purple is a serious sign of circulation complications related to the arteries. It is very important to understand how PAD is related to many other health complications such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. 297 more words

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Arterial (or Vascular) Disease (PAD or PVD)-Part 1

Anatomy and Function

Arteries are blood vessels lined with muscle cells carrying blood, rich in oxygen and other important components, away from the heart to different parts of the body.  366 more words

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