New York Physician Marina Gafanovich Encourages PAD Testing…
…to Assess Patients for Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) testing is a non-invasive test performed by NYC doctor, Dr. Gafanovich, to assess patients for risk of heart attack, stroke, or transient ischemic attacks (aka. Mini strokes). Dr. Gafanovich will ask the patient family history questions prior to any PAD assessment, as well as, various risk factors such as smoking, diet, OTC medications, etc.
The doctor checks pulse rates and blood pressure in your various extremities and makes comparisons that will allow her to assess those areas of your body that may show signs of lack of blood flow. At times she will use her stethoscope to listen for abnormal sounds.
The tests are non-invasive and painless, so patients with needle phobias needn’t worry.
New York Internist, Dr. Gafanovich uses the test results to diagnose the presence of PAD, as well as, whether or not the degree of PAD merits a referral to a specialist.
Milder cases of PAD can be treated in our office. Call (212) 249-6218 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD in her conveniently located Upper East Side office.