vascular and circulation testing

Circulation Testing for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Arterial Insufficiency also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) occurs when there is buildup of plaque and cholesterol in the arteries of the lower extremities. It is unfortunately a silent killer that affects millions of people each year throughout the country. Early detection of vascular disease allows patients the opportunity to choose the best treatment plan for them as quickly as possible.


Below are some questions for you to consider when you and your doctor are trying to determine if you are a good candidate for vascular testing:


  • Have you ever been worried about the circulation in your legs, feet or toes for any reason?


  • Do you have calf, foot, hip, or thigh discomfort (fatigue, cramping, tingling or pain) when you walk which gets better with rest?


  • Do you have a past history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease and any swelling or pain in your legs or feet?


  • Do you have a wound or ulcer below the knee that is taking an extended time to heel?


  • Do your toes or fingers become numb or cold based on temperature changes or stress levels?


  • Have you recently suffered any type of injury to your leg or foot?


  • Do you have diabetes and unusual skin discoloration or hair loss on your legs or feet?


  • Have you had any blockage in the arteries of your heart?


If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions above, you may be an appropriate candidate for our in-office, vascular and circulation study. The study is non-invasive and takes about 30 minutes to complete. The exam detects the quality of your blood flow and possible blockage in your arteries using a state-of-the art, diagnostic technology. Immediately following the study, you can resume your normal activities. 


Once the results are interpreted by a physician specializing in vascular medicine, you will meet with Dr. Selbst to review the results, and will leave your appointment with a detailed report about the circulation in your lower extremities. If necessary, you will be referred to a vascular specialist for further evaluation and testing. This quick, non-invasive exam could save your leg, and it could potentially save your life, conveniently completed right in the comfort of your doctor’s office. 


Do not hesitate to call Florida Foot & Ankle Care in Delray Beach, Florida if you have any questions or concerns about this advanced diagnostic test, your circulation or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). 


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