Dr. Maddahi may prescribe the venus duplex ultrasound to look for blood clots, check for enlarged arteries, or to locate the source of varicose veins. Blood clots can cause strokes, heart attacks, and pulmonary embolism, so an early diagnosis can be potentially life-saving. This test is simple and non-invasive; screening for blood clots can save your life. Dr. Maddahi uses cutting-edge technologies to perform a venus duplex ultrasound to aid in stoke prevention in Los Angeles.
How Does It Work
The basic principle of duplex ultrasound is that it uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. The sound waves are sent through a transducer, which is a small device that is placed on the skin. The transducer sends the sound waves through the body and then records the echo as the waves bounce back. Venus duplex ultrasound is generally performed to visualize the internal structures of the veins to identify possible disorders or blockages.
Why Is It Done
Your doctor may recommend a duplex ultrasound if you have symptoms of a venous condition, such as swelling in your legs, pain in your legs, blisters on your skin, leg ulcers, or varicose veins. A venus duplex ultrasound can identify blockages in your veins, check blood flow in your veins, determine if your veins are enlarged, and identify blood clots in your veins (deep vein thrombosis), which can lead to pulmonary embolism and be potentially fatal.
What to Expect
Contact our office for instructions to prepare for your venus duplex ultrasound. We will prepare instructions that are tailored just for you. We ask that you tell our office about any medications (prescription or over-the-counter) you are taking. We will also need to be advised of any medical devices or implants you may be using. Dr. Maddahi will advise on stoke prevention in Los Angeles by continuing medications, special precautions for devices, and if fasting is recommended.
This test is non-invasive and involves your laying still on an examination table. We may dim the lights so we can see the monitor screen easily. We will use a wand called a transducer to see your veins. To perform the test, a small amount of gel is placed on the area to be scanned. This gel maintains contact between your body and the transducer. We will pass this wand over your body several times to take pictures or videos of your veins.
Call us with any questions or concerns you have about your test. Dr. Maddahi and our staff will work to make your experience easier. Your images are recorded and analyzed by Dr. Maddahi. If any abnormalities are found, Dr. Maddahi will prepare a plan to get you on the right track for a healthy heart.
The venus duplex ultrasound is just one of the ways Los Angeles cardiology specialist Dr. Maddahi helps prevent his patients from going through the pain and suffering of heart disease. He prefers prevention rather than treatment in his practice. When you become Dr. Maddahi’s patient, it becomes his mission to restore optimal heart health and help you find a path back to perfect health. Please consult Dr. Maddahi to explore your options on stoke prevention in Los Angeles.