What is Arterial Dopplers?
Arterial Doppler is a type of ultrasound that uses bouncing high-frequency sound waves of circulating blood cells to estimate the blood flow through the arteries and veins.
There is no preparation required for this procedure. However, since smoking causes your blood vessels to narrow, the doctor may ask you to stop smoking for several hours before the test for accurate results.
What are the advantages of having Arterial Dopplers at the Gastroenterology Institute of Orlando?
The arterial Doppler ultrasound help diagnoses different kinds of conditions, including:
- Blood clots
- Poorly functioning valves in your leg veins (venous insufficiency)
- Heart valve defects
- Congenital heart disease.