Venous Studies of the Extremity

Noninvasive testing allows diagnosis and evaluation of deep and superficial venous clotting and valvular insufficiency. Principal clinical indications for venous studies include:

  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clot to the heart and lung)
  • Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein with a blood clot)
  • Varicose veins with ulcer and inflammation
  • Post thrombotic syndrome
  • Erythema (redness of the skin)
  • Ulcer of lower limb
  • Pain in the limb
  • Swelling of the limb
  • Edema (swelling from excessive accumulation of fluid)
  • Respiratory abnormality
  • Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
  • Dyspnea (difficult of labored respiration)
  • Injury to blood vessel of upper extremity
  • Injury to blood vessel of lower extremity
  • Discoloration of skin at the ankles
  • Eczema of the ankle skin

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