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Noninvasive diagnostic strategies for peripheral arterial disease.
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PMID:  17385388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A variety of diagnostic methods for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are available, each with strengths and limitations. The ankle-brachial index is a simple and useful screening tool for PAD that can be performed in the office setting. Segmental limb pressure examinations and pulse volume recordings aid in identifying the location of disease. Pulse volume recordings are especially useful, along with the ankle-brachial index, in assessing functional status during exercise. Duplex ultrasonography, magnetic resonance angiography, and computed tomographic angiography are helpful in providing anatomic detail and thus yield additional information for planning interventional therapy. Conventional angiography, the "gold standard" study for PAD diagnosis, is now usually pursued only once an intervention is planned.
Susan M Begelman; Michael R Jaff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  73 Suppl 4     ISSN:  0891-1150     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-27     Completed Date:  2007-04-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S22-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle / blood supply
Blood Pressure / physiology
Brachial Artery / physiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Exercise Test
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*

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