Medical director: Doc. Cinchini Elisabetta
A branch of medicine that is more or less well known, Angiology studies the anatomy and pathologies that affect the blood and lymphatic vessels in the body, providing a series of treatments to resolve them. Angiology focuses mainly on the treatment of vascular dysfunctions, whether arterial or venous, of primary or traumatological origin, offering a complete diagnostic and therapeutic procedure to resolve symptoms and causes. Not only prevention of far more serious disorders such as the onset of aneurysms, thrombosis and embolisms, an angiological examination is the right weapon to combat varicose veins, venous insufficiencies and lymphoedemas, as well as acting directly on the elimination of the primary causes underlying these disorders (high cholesterol values and blood pressure).
At Quisisana, an accredited private hospital, it is possible to undergo an angiological examination in Ferrara.
When in medicine one speaks of an angiological examination one refers to a particular medical investigation aimed at assessing the health of the venous and arterial circulation, in order to identify any pathologies at an early stage, monitor their progress and prepare an appropriate plan of action for their resolution. Generally, an angiological examination is prescribed when there are particular signs of a circulatory or lymphatic disorder, when it is necessary to diagnose and treat an already manifest disease, but also if one only wants to undergo a routine examination in order to prevent possible lymphatic-vascular complications such as aneurysm, embolism, atherosclerosis, thrombosis or dissection of the aorta.
An angiological examination does not normally require any preparation before being performed, other than observing a healthy diet at least for the days immediately preceding it.
Similarly, it is recommended for all those who already suffer from certain pathologies including: diabetes mellitus, circulatory problems with veins and capillaries, neck vessels or aorta, hypertension, varicose veins, ulcers, those over fifty years of age and therefore considered to be at risk of cardiac events and cardiovascular diseases.
During a normal angiological examination, it will be the angiologist's task to carefully observe the patient's symptoms, as well as his present and past medical history, in order to draw up a history that is as correct and truthful as possible, which identifies the causes of the circulatory and/or lymphatic disturbance and prepares the right course of action to resolve them. During the subsequent physical and topical examination phase, the doctor will perform a direct palpation of the most accessible vascular areas with the observation of certain particular anatomical districts where varicose veins, ulcers or redness are evident.
It is through the use of a special instrument known as a phonendoscope that the angiologist proceeds to auscultation of these areas, in order to verify that the pulsation is correct or that there is the possible presence of "vascular murmurs", a symbol of the progression of certain diseases such as dilation of the aorta and consequent aneurysm.
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