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Pulse Volume Recording in West Bridgewater, MA

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What Is Pulse Volume Recording?

Using a cuff similar to a blood pressure cuff and an ultrasound scan, a pulse volume recording or PVR test measures blood pressure and blood flow in the legs. PVR is a noninvasive test that can help detect blood clots, partially blocked arteries, or peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs are narrowing or blocked. At Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology, board-certified cardiologist Dr. John K. Terzian may order testing if a patient has inexplicable leg pain when walking. If you would like to learn more about PVR tests and the cardiac tests we perform at our West Bridgewater, MA facility, please reach out to our expert team today.

How Does PVR Testing Work?

A PVR test can be administered without preparation or sedation. It is a noninvasive test that typically takes between 30 – 60 minutes to conduct. The process is as follows:

  • Sit upright on an exam table.
  • A member of our cardiac care team will place blood pressure cuffs from your arms, thighs, and calves to your ankles and big toes.
  • A special gel will be applied to the skin in preparation for the ultrasound scan.
  • The cuffs will be inflated to measure your blood pressure.
  • While the cuffs are inflated, Dr. Terzian will glide a handheld transducer to apply ultrasound waves to different parts of your legs.
  • The sound waves measure the blood flow moving through your legs. Dr. Terzian will evaluate the speed and volume of the blood flow and detect any blockages.

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Advanced Cardiac Testing Technology

If you believe you need to undergo heart monitoring to determine the cause of your heart-related medical condition, Dr. Terzian and his team at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology in West Bridgewater, MA can help. Our practice features advanced cardiac testing technology, an on-site laboratory, private exam rooms, and an experienced cardiac care team. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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