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  Webster Location

  530  Orchard Street

  Webster, Texas 77598

  Phone  :  (281) 338-4004

      Fax  :  (281) 332-6524

  Pasadena Location

  5010 Crenshaw Rd., Suite 110

  Pasadena, Texas 77505

  Phone  :  (832) 399-0400

      Fax  :  (832) 399-0401

Ultrasound of the Lower Extremities

Southeast Houston Cardiology offers two types of vascular ultrasound: venous and arterial. The venous studies employ ultrasound and doppler tests to search for blood clots in the veins of the legs. Detecting these blood clots early is extremely important, because clots in the veins of the legs sometimes dislodge and float into the lung. A blood clot that migrates to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) can be life threatening.

Southeast Houston Cardiology also offers arterial imaging of the legs. These studies search for any narrowing or blockage of the arteries supplying blood flow to the legs. Narrowing of the arteries in the legs often results in pain with ambulation called claudication. If our cardiologists detect obstruction of the arteries in the legs, they may recommend medications or further testing to treat the condition.