A Doppler ultrasound is a diagnostic test that measures the amount of blood flow through the arteries and veins with the help of high-frequency sound waves. It is used to diagnose conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), superficial thrombophlebitis, arteriosclerosis, thromboangiitis obliterans, and vascular tumors.
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Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a fit and healthy cyclist aged 45 years. Following months of lower performance and leg numbness, we visited a vascular surgeon. An ultrasound Doppler showed a 5 cm occlusion of the left external iliac artery. ABPI (Ankle-brachial pressure index) for the left is 0.6, and ABP... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition must not be taken casually. If your husband continues cycling, complications may arise, further worsening his condition. The clot size may increase, causing further occlusion of the said vessel and can hamper the blood supply to the area where this ar... Read Full »