Our Vascular Services

Committed to our quality standards and mission statement, we strive to provide our patients with extensive all-round heart and vascular testing for prevention and treatment of such disorders. Our protocols for testing include, but not limited to, heart rhythm testing (electrocardiography and Holter monitor), sonography (echocardiography), heart stress test (Stress Echo), heart invasive testing (cardiac catheterization) and vascular anatomical and functional evaluation (Vascular Ultrasound, Ankle Brachial Index and peripheral angiography).

To ensure the highest standards in excellence testing, we have been granted the prestigious accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) as an emblem of established and continued principles.

Vascular Ultrasound helps determine multiple factors within the circulatory system. It can evaluate central (abdominal) and peripheral arteries and veins.

Artery: It helps determine the amount of vascular stenosis (narrowing) or occlusion (complete blockage) within an artery. It assists in ruling out aneurysmal disease and it is the main aid to rule out thrombotic events i.e. blood clots.

Vein: It is the go-to method for evaluating any vein disorder e.g. varicose veins etc. and ruling out any deep vein thrombosis (blood clots).

 Time: 30-40 minutes

Preparation for the test: None

Ankle-Brachial Index is simply a measure of blood pressures in all 4 extremi6es. It is intended to assess the significance of a blockage (if any) in an artery as that produces a drop in pressure of the affected limb. It involves placing BP cuffs around the arms and the ankles.

 Time: 10-15 minutes

Preparation for the test: None

Peripheral Angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the inside, or lumen, of blood vessels of the body, with particular interest in the arteries and veins of the extremities specifically the legs. This is traditionally done by injecting a radio-opaque contrast agent (dye) into the blood vessel and imaging using X-ray based techniques such as fluoroscopy.

Time: 60-120 minutes

Preparation for the test:

  • Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before the test.
  • Do not consume alcohol at least 12 hours before the test.
  • Do not use lotions, oil, etc. on your test day. The ECG patches do not stick well to the skin moisturizers. Deodorant is okay to use.
  • Shower before the test.