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An Arterial Evaluation of the legs is a noninvasive procedure used to screen for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or blockages in the arteries
The technologist will wrap a blood pressure cuff around each ankle, calf and thigh, and measure the blood pressure at these levels. By analyzing measurements made with blood pressure cuffs on the ankles, calves and thighs, narrowing of the arteries can be determined.
Your doctor may request that the test be done with exercise as well. The exercise portion of this study involves walking on a treadmill at a normal rate for 5 minutes.
Your doctor will receive the test results in about 2 working days.
What kinds of symptoms might I experience if I had PVD? There are many signs and symptoms that you may experience such as: