Heart Anatomy And Blood Flow Diagram

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Blood flow studies

Definition:

Blood flow studies measure blood flow and pressure.

Alternative Names:

Duplex/Doppler ultrasound

How the test is performed:

There are different methods for performing blood flow studies.

A duplex study uses Doppler ultrasound to measure blood flow through arteries or veins. Clothing is removed from the area being tested. A probe with a conductive gel (like vasoline) on the tip is placed on various points along the blood vessel in question. The...

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