Segmental Doppler Pressures and Doppler Waveform Analysis in Peripheral Vascular Disease of the Lower Extremities

  • Ali F. AbuRahma
  • Kimberly S. Jarrett


The credit for first developing Doppler flow detectors belongs to Satomura, whose clinical report appeared in 1959.1 However, until Strandness et al. 2 popularized the use of transcutaneous flow detection to study peripheral vascular occlusive disease, the diagnosis or objective assessment of limb ischemia was dependent upon clinical examination, arteriography, or plethysmography. The development of the continuous-wave or pulsed Doppler techniques opened a new field for the diagnosis of peripheral vascular occlusive disease.


Occlusive Disease Popliteal Artery Pulsatility Index Doppler Signal Common Femoral Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali F. AbuRahma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kimberly S. Jarrett
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRobert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia UniversityCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Charleston Area Medical CenterCharlestonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryCharleston Area Medical Center, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia UniversityCharlestonUSA

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