arterial plethysmography

arterial plethysmography

a manometric test that is usually performed to rule out occlusive disease of the lower extremities. It can also be used to identify arteriosclerotic disease in the upper extremity.

arterial plethysmography

A test that measures the systolic BP of a normal extremity compared to an upper extremity, detecting an arterial block in the lower extremities Ref range < 20 mm Hg difference in systolic BP between the upper and lower extremities Abnormal value > 20 mm Hg occurs in arterial occlusive disease or arterial blockage. See Plethysmography.