Many of the signs and symptoms of vascular disorders are clear, as they tend to be visible and cause various emotional and physical effects. Some of the most common signs include:
If you are experiencing these symptoms, make an appointment to see our hand surgeon in Howell in Livingston County, West Bloomfield in Oakland County, or Warren or Macomb Township in Macomb County.
For a proper diagnosis, your examination may include identification and analysis of:
A variety of diagnostic tests may be used as well in order to evaluate vascular disorders.
Doppler or Ultrasound
A doppler or ultrasound examination may be used to analyze the blood flow in the arteries and veins.
Segmental Arterial Pressure and Pulse Volume Recordings
These help to assess the quality of blood flow in the vessels using small blood pressure cuffs and ultrasound transducers placed on the fingers and arm.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
An MRI of the affected area is performed with special attention dedicated to the vessels (MRI/MRA).
Cold Stress Test
A cold stress test may be used to assess the severity and reversibility of vessel spasm. The temperature and blood pressure in the finger(s) are recorded before and after the hand is immersed in cold water.
Contrast is injected into the vessel, and X-rays are taken of the hand and arm. This is the most invasive test but also depicts the most detail of the vessels.
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