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VICORDER® | Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral Vascular Disease  Overview The circulatory system consists of 2 types of blood vessels: arteries and veins. These are tubular structures that carry the blood throughout the body. Arteries carry oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood from the heart to the organs and cells. Veins carry oxygen-depleted blood and wastes through the kidneys, liver, and lungs, where wastes are filtered out and removed from the body. The venous blood is then again filled with oxygen in the lungs and returned back to the heart. The 2 are interconnected by small weblike vessels called capillaries. Peripheral...

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VICORDER® Vascular Lab Diagnostics

Vascular Lab Testing The Vascular Lab provides non-invasive testing to locate areas of vascular blockage and disease which may be producing your symptoms. These tests may include: Simple blood pressure assessment of the extremities using blood pressure cuffs Ultrasound to directly visualize the blood vessels The Lab is managed by vascular surgeons and vascular medicine specialists skilled in evaluating vascular disease through the use of diagnostic testing. The Johns Hopkins Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory has been re-accreditated by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, making...

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Ankle Brachial Index | ABI

The ankle-brachial index test is a quick, noninvasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with peripheral artery disease are at a high risk of heart attack, stroke, poor circulation and leg pain. The ankle-brachial index test compares your blood pressure measured at your ankle with your blood pressure measured at your arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your legs, leading to circulatory problems, heart...

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