Doppler Test

A doppler test is a diagnostic test used to assess the arterial blood flow through the lower legs and feet. It works by sound waves that pass through the arteries detecting the pulse and flow of the blood- very similar in principle to that used by submarines detecting sounds through water! An appointment is made with the Practice Nurses and is usually performed at the end of either the morning or afternoon surgery, this is to allow for 'rest time' where the patient is laid down for approximately 20 minutes prior to the test being performed. The test is painless and there are no after effects.

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