Peripheral artery disease presents in various forms and urgency stages. The articles in this chapter will teach you to recognize the symptoms of lower extremity atherosclerosis, popliteal artery entrapment, aneurysms, and pseudoaneurysms. Differentiating between diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, and arterial ulcers can be particularly challenging, so we’ll cover a few tips and tricks that will help you make an accurate diagnosis in no time!
Click here to learn about the five lower extremity arteries that are examined in a routine arterial ultrasound.
Hear from our in-house expert on how to recognize risk factors and clinical symptoms of peripheral atherosclerosis in your patients.
Learn how to recognize the clinical presentation of chronic arterial, venous, and diabetic ulcers. Click here to read more!
Learn to recognize the clinical indications of medical and surgical treatments for your patients with atherosclerosis.
Read about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments of lower extremity arterial aneurysms in your patients.
CME accredited article: learn how to assess and treat damage from traumatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is the bread and butter of arterial ultrasounds. But, it can be a confusing concept for beginners. In this chapter, you’ll learn the rules for calculating indices, interpreting indices and waveforms, and applying the ultrasound findings. This guide chapter also explains the toe-brachial index (TBI) and exercise testing, so you’ll be well-equipped to make fast and accurate diagnoses.
Learn how to recognize ankle-brachial index (ABI) indications and interpret ABI results. Click here for more!
Master how to interpret both audible and analog waveforms across stages of peripheral arterial disease.
Master how to calculate and interpret ankle-brachial index (ABI) in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Learn to recognize the indications for extra ankle-brachial index (ABI) testing in patients with abnormal results.
Now that you’re familiar with the basic concepts of the ankle-brachial index (ABI), it’s time to get practical! The articles in this chapter will teach you how to perform a basic ABI both manually and with a machine.
Gain insight on the indications for a manual or automated ankle-brachial index test. Click here for more!
Learn how to perform a manual ankle-brachial index (ABI) in four easy steps. Click here to read more!
Learn how to use an automated ankle-brachial index machine for a patient’s arterial study. Click here for more!
This chapter will help you take your knowledge of arterial ultrasound to the next level. These articles introduce the arterial duplex test for the diagnosis of peripheral artery disease. The arterial duplex is a valuable tool for pinpointing the stenosis location and quantifying the percentage of stenosis. You’ll learn the basics of duplex images, waveforms, and velocities for a comprehensive ultrasound study in your patients.
Learn how to use duplex ultrasound modes to identify arterial plaque and stenosis. Click here to read more!
What you need to know about interpreting duplex ultrasound and arterial waveforms for stenosis. Click here for more!
Master the four steps for capturing and interpreting blood flow velocity with duplex ultrasound.
After reading this chapter, you’ll feel confident using an ultrasound machine to diagnose patient cases in the acute setting! This portion of the guide reviews relevant ultrasound machine buttons, transducers, orientations, landmarks, and a basic protocol for lower extremity arterial duplex tests.
Learn how to use the buttons on a duplex ultrasound machine for a lower extremity arterial study. Click here for more!
Check out this article on duplex ultrasound probes for arterial studies in patients with peripheral arterial disease!
Not sure how to orient an ultrasound probe? Click here to learn about basic positioning for a duplex ultrasound.
CME accredited: tips and tricks for finding and differentiating lower extremity arteries on duplex ultrasound.
Learn how to perform a lower extremity arterial study with duplex ultrasound in five easy steps!
Going beyond the ankle-brachial index (ABI) and the arterial duplex test, you’ll cover unique situations where your scanning skills will prove indispensable. In this guide chapter, you’ll learn how to recognize and examine stents and bypass grafts, locate and measure aneurysms, and diagnose pseudoaneurysms on an ultrasound machine.
Check out Medmastery’s tips and tricks for assessing leg stents and bypass grafts with duplex ultrasound.
Click here to read how to find and assess a lower extremity aneurysm on duplex ultrasound.
Gain insight on how to examine and treat a lower extremity pseudoaneurysm with duplex ultrasound. Click here for more!