Word of the Day – Vena Contracta

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Vena Contracta

Vena Contracta is the narrowest diameter of a flow stream, usually a regurgitant jet.  When measuring the vena contracta, the following steps need to be taken in order to optimize both temporal and spatial resolution: scan perpendicular to jet width, make sure the machine is in “zoom” mode, use a narrow sector, and scan at a minimum depth.

To learn more about Vena Contracta, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Vascular hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

Word of the Day – Intermittent Claudication

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Intermittent Claudication

The main symptom of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Intermittent claudication is pain in the calf, foot, thigh, or buttock that occurs during some form of physical activity, and is relieved when the limb is at rest.

To learn more about Intermittent Claudication, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Vascular hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.