International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2021)

Ultrasound evaluation of peripheral arterial disease with clinical correlation


Swatantra Nigotia, Shubhda Sagar, Brij Bhusan Thukral, Medha Goel

Aim: To evaluate the role of Doppler as an imaging modality in diagnosing Peripheral artery disease of lower/upper limbs and to study the severity of symptoms with findings on Doppler ultrasound. Material and Methsod: This prospective observational study was conducted in the Department of Radio-diagnosis, Imaging & Interventional Radiology N.S.C.B Shubharti Medical College, CSS Hospital Meerut among patients with clinically suspected peripheral artery disease referred for Color Doppler ultrasound imaging. Doppler’s Ultrasonography was done using Samsung Hs70A and HsS50 Ultrasonography machine. Data so collected was tabulated in an excel sheet, under the guidance of statistician and analysed using SPSS 22.00. Results: Out of 50 subjects, 34 (68%) were males and 16 (32%) were females. According to grey scale findings, subcutaneous odema, plaques, partial thrombosis, complete thrombosis, athero-calcific changes and increased IMT was reported among 26%, 22%, 26%, 28%, 54% and 18% of the subjects respectively. According to doppler ultrasound findings, haemody namically significant stenosis, total occlusion, collateral formation and Arterio-venous malformation was found among, 40% 30%10%and 2% of the subjects respectively.Out of 16 patients with diabetic foot, 8 had total arterial occlusion (50%), 6 had haemody namically significant stenosis (37.5%) and only 1 (6.25%) person had a normal scan. Conclusion: Our study showed high diagnostic yield of Doppler ultrasound in depicting abnormalities in patients with clinical features of peripheral arterial disease.
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