New Vascular Surgery Screenings at Cascais Medical Clinic

On February 24th (Saturday), Joaquim Chaves Saúde will promote and conduct a Vascular Surgery screening event at the Cascais Medical Clinic from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The screening will be conducted by a vascular surgeon, who will perform a lower limb Doppler ultrasound and a brief consultation to provide clarification on this condition, which affects approximately 40% of the female population and 25% of males.

A Doppler ultrasound, also known as an echo-Doppler, is a sophisticated medical imaging technique that provides real-time information about blood flow in the body's vessels. It is an advanced form of traditional ultrasound that not only visualizes structures but also assesses the movement and speed of blood through arteries and veins.

This technique is particularly useful in diagnosing diseases related to blood flow. For example, it can detect blockages, narrowing of vessels, or abnormalities in blood flow, which may indicate issues such as blood clots or vascular diseases. The process involves applying a transducer to the skin, which sends high-frequency sound waves into the body. These waves detect moving blood cells and return to the device, which interprets these echoes to produce visual data. The resulting images and graphs from this examination can indicate whether blood is flowing smoothly or if there are potential issues.

Doppler ultrasound is non-invasive, painless, and does not involve radiation, making it a safe and effective diagnostic tool for a variety of vascular and cardiac conditions. It is an essential tool in modern medicine, both for diagnosis and the ongoing management of individuals with vascular diseases.

If you're not yet familiar with the Cascais Medical Clinic by Joaquim Chaves Saúde, take this opportunity to schedule your appointment. You can make your booking through the app or the general contact number (214 124 300). In the app, simply select:

1. + (central icon of the bottom horizontal menu)
2. Location: Cascais Clinic
3. Choose appointment: Vascular Surgery - screening
4. Select the doctor
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