Medical Procedures #3

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Medical Procedures #3

  1. 1. MEDICAL PROCEDURES Doppler Ultrasound Cardiac Perfusion Scan Vein Ligation and Stripping Lynne D.
  2. 2. Doppler Ultrasound <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Procedures <ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Cardiac Perfusion Scan <ul><li>Measures amount of blood in your heart muscles at rest and during exercise to discover cause of chest pain </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes done after a heart attack to locate areas that are not getting enough blood or how much damage. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Procedure <ul><li>A camera takes pictures of the heart after a special test medicine is injected into the vein in the arm </li></ul><ul><li>As this tracer travels through the heart muscle it reveals areas that have good and bad blood flow </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  6. 8. Vein Ligation & Stripping Varicose Veins <ul><li>Sometimes called phlebectomy , this approach Ligation refers to tying off large weak veins in the leg called the greater saphenous vein </li></ul><ul><li>Stripping refers to removal of this vein through incision in the groin area or behind the knee </li></ul>
  7. 9. Procedure <ul><li>Typing and removal is done to reduce pressure of blood flow back through this large vein into the smaller veins that feed into it </li></ul>
  8. 10. Purpose <ul><li>Improvement of appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Pain relief </li></ul><ul><li>Skin treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of disorders as thrombophidsitis &pulmonary blood clots </li></ul>
  9. 11. Risk Factors <ul><li>Sex. Females at any age </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic factors </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>Using birth control pills </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational factors </li></ul>

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