An arterial Doppler left upper limb is a medical test performed to evaluate the amount of blood flow through the arteries in the upper limb and detect the occlusive arterial disease in your arms.
What is Arterial Doppler Left Upper Limb?
Arterial Doppler left upper limb uses high-frequency sound waves to examine different points along your arm.
Arterial Doppler left upper limb is used to measure the blood supply to the left arm from the left subclavian artery. It is recommended when there are signs of decreased blood flow in the left upper arm. The decreased blood flow may lead to blockage or narrowing of the arteries in your arm.
The ultrasound technology used in arterial doppler left upper limb is safe, and the procedure is risk-free and pain-free.
How is Arterial Doppler Left Upper Limb performed?
Arterial Doppler left upper limb test is performed in artery disease laboratories or in the radiology department of the hospital.
- You will be asked to lie down with your left hand at your side.
- Your doctor will then apply a warm gel on your left arm and will place a transducer over different arteries of your arm to examine and scanning your arteries of the upper arm.
- The transducer is moved along different arteries to compare different arteries and veins of the arms.
Do not panic when this is being done. The procedure of arterial doppler left upper limb is completely harmless. It may take about 60 minutes to complete the whole test.
Side effects/risks of Arterial Doppler Left Upper Limb
There are no risks associated with arterial doppler left upper limb procedure.
Preparation before performing Arterial Doppler Left Upper Limb
There is no preparation for arterial doppler left upper limb examination. Follow your normal schedule. However, if you’re a smoker, you should stop smoking hours before the test as it may affect the overall results.
Post-care after Arterial Doppler Left Upper Limb
Your physician may explain the results of the arterial Doppler left upper limb test to you. If you have any problem or any query regarding the procedure, you may book an online consultation with our specialists on mfine.
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