HEART AND VASCULAR TRIPLEX
Complete ultrasound study of the cardiovascular system
After the electrocardiogram which shows the electrical activity of the heart, the color ultrasound (triplex) test is a necessary adjunct to any cardiac evaluation.
They are valued among others:
- The adequacy of the valves and any strictures.
- Thickening of the walls (hypertrophy).
- Dilation of heart chambers.
- Local hypokinesias (after a heart attack).
- Pressure in the pulmonary circulation.
- Heart pump efficiency (ejection fraction)
Similarly, the triplex of arteries and veins checks the patency of the vessels and can early determine:
- Arterial embolism and thrombosis.
- Venous thrombosis.
Conditions that can be prevented with the lower extremity artery-vein triplex test are:
- Lower extremity amputation.
- Deep vein thrombosis.
- Pulmonary embolism.