Center For Vascular Medicine offers several non-invasive tests to diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD). Certain risk factors are almost always present in patients with PAD, such as medical history, strong family history, tobacco use, and diabetes.

A diagnosis for PAD generally comes after symptoms are reported, however, not all patients with PAD may experience symptoms. The diagnosis of peripheral artery disease is important because people with PAD are at higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and limb loss.

How We Diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Physical Exam & Consultation
The first step in diagnosing PAD is a physical exam and consultation. Our nationally renowned health care team will conduct a thorough consultation and review of your medical and health history. In addition, we will perform a physical examination including evaluation of the circulatory system which may include any one or more of the following tests:

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
Pulse Volume Recording (PVR)
Guided Genetic Medication Therapy