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Vein Tests

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Venous & Vein Tests | Detroit Cardiologists

The experienced and knowledgeable team of cardiologists, heart surgeons, nurses and support staff at the Heart & Vascular Institute remain dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care. In order to properly diagnose and treat your condition, our heart doctors rely on state-of-the-art technology and advanced testing procedures to pinpoint and confirm specific characteristics of each patient’s unique situation.

This precise and detailed approach ensures that our cardiovascular specialists have the information they need to make informed, data-rich decisions regarding your health and treatment.

The information below explains the different venous and vein testswe perform to ascertain detailed information regarding your specific situation so that we can more accurately diagnose and treat your condition.

Plethysmography

Plethysmography is a lung test that is performed to see how much air your lungs can hold. It's also known as a pulmonary function test. Plethysmography gives our Detroit cardiologists two measurements that can help he understand how well your lungs are functioning: total capacity, which determines how much air your lungs can hold after a deep breath, andresidual volume, which determines how much air is left in your lungs after you have exhaled as much as possible.

These numbers may be abnormal if your airways are narrowed or blocked in some way, if too much air is left in your lungs after you exhale or if your lungs are unable to expand completely. During a plethysmography test, you will be asked to sit in a small room that looks a bit like a telephone booth. You will be given a mouthpiece to breathe through, and a technician will instruct you on how to breathe at different times.

Venous Plethysmography

Venous plethysmography is a non-invasive method used to studyvascular physiology and pharmacology. The technique is typically combined with intra-arterial drug administration, usually into the forearm vascular bed to assess changes in forearm blood flow. This is an ideal method to assess the local effect of drugs and hormones on peripheral resistance vessels without invoking systemic effects.

Changes in forearm blood flow or volume are measured by a plethysmograph, such as mercury-in-rubber (or silastic) strain gauge or indium-gallium gauge. Venous plethysmography can also be applied to the lower limb, such as the calf.

For additional information on venous and vein testing, please contact our office or call us toll-free at (855) 543-2783 (855-5-HEARTDOCS).

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