Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a nearly pandemic condition that has the potential to cause loss of limb or even loss of life. PVD manifests as insufficient tissue perfusion caused by existing atherosclerosis that may be acutely compounded by either emboli or thrombi. Many people live daily with peripheral vascular disease; however, in settings such as acute limb ischemia, this pandemic disease can be life threatening and can require emergency intervention to minimize morbidity and mortality.
The PVD examination is a reimbursable procedure providing valuable clinical information regarding the physiological and functional severity of vascular disorders. Typical diagnosis includes measurements of segmental systolic blood pressure, Doppler blood flow, pulse volume recording (PVR), and photo-plethysmograph (PPG) recordings. In addition, a variety of specialty tests is available, including: Stress testing, venous reflux test, Maximal Venous Outflow and Segmental Venous Capacitance tests, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Palmar Arch tests, and screening of the Raynaud’s syndrome.
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