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Upper Extremity Venous Exam

Duplex ultrasound exam of upper venous flow is performed using compression and Doppler techniques. The subclavian, brachial, radial and ulnar veins are examined, as well as the axillary and basilic veins.

A plethysmography exam can also be performed by placing cuffs on the patient's arm and measuring the rate and degree of the pressure change in the arm.


  • Venous thrombosis - diagnosis and follow-up.
  • Superficial thrombosis - diagnosis and follow-up.
  • Follow effectiveness of anticoagulant therapy in confirmed cases of thrombosis.


  • Arm pain or heaviness.
  • Swelling.
  • Cyanosis.

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CVT Surgical Center
7777 Hennessy Ave. Suite 1008 · Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
800-375-0416 - Toll Free | 225-766-0416 - Front Desk
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