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Vascular Ultrasound

Blood clots and other problems that affect your circulatory system can lead to serious health complications. At Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA, the experienced cardiologists use advanced vascular ultrasound technology to evaluate your circulation. A vascular ultrasound helps them identify blockages or damage that can prevent blood from flowing freely through your arteries and veins. To find out if you’d benefit from a vascular ultrasound, call the office in Brandon, Sun City Center, Riverview, or Tampa, Florida, today to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online.


Vascular Ultrasound Q & A


What is a vascular ultrasound?

A vascular ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to find blockages in your blood vessels. The technology gives the Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA providers the ability to assess the health of your circulatory system.

This test can provide information about your cardiovascular health if you’re experiencing unexplained symptoms. A vascular ultrasound can also help the cardiology specialist create a treatment plan for circulatory disorders or cardiovascular diseases.

Why would I need a vascular ultrasound?

The Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA physicians will recommend a vascular ultrasound if you have symptoms of a blood clot or other circulatory condition.

A vascular ultrasound can evaluate and diagnose conditions like:

  • Varicose veins
  • Aneurysm (enlarged artery)
  • Blood vessel blockages
  • Blood vessel narrowing (stenosis)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

You might also be a candidate for a vascular ultrasound if you have a confirmed cardiovascular condition. In this instance, your providers can use the procedure to determine if you need treatments like a bypass or angioplasty.

What happens during a vascular ultrasound?

To prepare for your vascular ultrasound, wear comfortable, loose clothing. You’ll lie still on an exam table as your Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA provider applies gel to a hand-held transducer. 

The provider slides the transducer around on your skin. At times, you’ll need to change your position to get the clearest picture of your inner tissues.

The transducer sends high-frequency sound into your body. The sound bounces off the tissues and travels back to the transducer, creating images that appear on the exam room’s video monitor. The sound waves create pictures of your blood vessels, organs, and tissues.

These images are what the physicians evaluate to identify blood clots, structural abnormalities, and other problems that affect your cardiovascular health. Your physician reviews your test results when they complete your ultrasound and can determine if you need additional testing or treatment.

The testing isn’t invasive and causes little or no discomfort. After your appointment, you can go back to your usual activities without restrictions.

Call the office of Bay Area Cardiology Associates PA, nearest you today or schedule an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for a vascular ultrasound.

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