The goal is efficient blood flow throughout the circulatory system. From the heart to the toes and back to the heart again. Millions of people suffer from some form of vascular incompetence and in all stages of the disease's process.
Often symptoms of peripheral arterial disease can also sometimes mimic peripheral venous disease. So what is a patient with symptoms, to do?
To help patients resolve some of their symptoms, it's essential to properly diagnose the issues. Additionally, many patients who suffer from peripheral vascular disease, don't visit a cardiologist. Some patients with peripheral blood flow disturbances, do not have prior cardiac histories that would have them being followed by a Cardiologist. Dr. Smalling's passion and commitment to limb salvage and patient education are motivated to help patients identify the disease before it becomes a limb loss or salvage situation. Something that afflicts too many older people in the world.
We use technology to screen and test for PAD and CVI, which includes the following assessments and measurements: