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Vascular Ultrasound

Heart Vascular and Leg Center -  - Vascular Specialist

Heart Vascular and Leg Center

Vascular Specialists & Cardiologists located in Bakersfield, CA

If you have a possible vascular disorder, ultrasound helps your provider diagnose the condition and develop a personalized treatment plan. At Heart Vascular and Leg Center, board-certified cardiologist Vinod Kumar MD, FACC, and his team offer state-of-the-art vascular ultrasound at their Bakersfield, California, office. Schedule an appointment with Heart Vascular and Leg Center by phone today or book online to see if you’re a candidate for the procedure.

Vascular Ultrasound Q & A

What is a vascular ultrasound?

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Vascular ultrasound is a cutting-edge diagnostic imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to form images of the inside of veins and diagnose medical conditions affecting blood vessels and blood flow. 

The procedure creates images of soft tissues and can detect blood vessel blockages and diseases. It’s a noninvasive method that helps your doctor assess blood circulation in your arms and legs. Vascular ultrasound doesn’t require needles, radiation, dye, or anesthesia. Heart Vascular and Leg Center uses top-of-the-line GE ultrasound machines.

Is a vascular ultrasound right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for vascular ultrasound, your Heart Vascular and Leg Center provider reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history, and completes a physical examination. They might recommend a vascular ultrasound to evaluate:

  • Varicose or spider veins
  • Blood flow in arteries
  • Narrowed arteries
  • Blood flow to transplanted organs
  • Blood clots
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Leaky vein valves
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Results after surgery

Your Heart Vascular and Leg Center provider might recommend you complete vascular ultrasound and other diagnostic procedures to ensure the best outcome.

What happens during a vascular ultrasound?

There’s no special preparation before undergoing vascular ultrasound at Heart Vascular and Leg Center. Plan to remove all jewelry and change into a hospital gown. 

During the procedure, you lie down on a comfortable exam table while your provider applies a special gel to your skin in targeted areas. They move a handheld device, called a transducer, over your skin to produce images on an ultrasound screen and record blood flow information.

Vascular ultrasounds might last about 30-90 minutes, depending on the number of areas your provider evaluates.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After a vascular ultrasound, your Heart Vascular and Leg Center provider wipes off the gel from your skin. There’s no downtime, so you can resume a regular daily routine right away. Your doctor reviews the results of each ultrasound and lets you know if you’re a candidate for specific vascular treatments.

If you require a vascular ultrasound, you can trust the highly trained Heart Vascular and Leg Center team with quality care and state-of-the-art technology. Schedule an evaluation by phone or book online today.

 

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