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  • 1. MEDICAL PROCEDURES Doppler Ultrasound Cardiac Perfusion Scan Vein Ligation and Stripping Lynne D.
  • 2. Doppler Ultrasound
    • There are test to evaluate different aspects of your health. They are administered to prevent and diagnose conditions that may be harmful or cause harm.
    • Doppler Ultrasound is a test used to evaluate blood as it flow through you blood vessel. Usually your major arteries and veins of the arms, legs and neck.
  • 3. Procedures
    • It uses reflected sound waves to show blocked or reduced blood flow that could cause a stroke. It can reveal blood clots in legs that could block flow to lungs(pulmonary embolism) and even look at flow in an unborn baby(fetus)
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  • 5. Cardiac Perfusion Scan
    • Measures amount of blood in your heart muscles at rest and during exercise to discover cause of chest pain
    • Sometimes done after a heart attack to locate areas that are not getting enough blood or how much damage.
  • 6. Procedure
    • A camera takes pictures of the heart after a special test medicine is injected into the vein in the arm
    • As this tracer travels through the heart muscle it reveals areas that have good and bad blood flow
    • The two pictures are taken while you are resting and after your heart has been stressed by exercise or after given meds if not able to exercise
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  • 8. Vein Ligation & Stripping Varicose Veins
    • Sometimes called phlebectomy , this approach Ligation refers to tying off large weak veins in the leg called the greater saphenous vein
    • Stripping refers to removal of this vein through incision in the groin area or behind the knee
  • 9. Procedure
    • Typing and removal is done to reduce pressure of blood flow back through this large vein into the smaller veins that feed into it
  • 10. Purpose
    • Improvement of appearance
    • Pain relief
    • Skin treatment
    • Prevention of disorders as thrombophidsitis &pulmonary blood clots
  • 11. Risk Factors
    • Sex. Females at any age
    • Genetic factors
    • Pregnancy
    • Using birth control pills
    • Obesity
    • Occupational factors
  • 12.