segmental pressure measurement

segmental pressure measurement

Determination of the blood pressure in different parts of an artery. It is used in the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease to identify obstructions to blood flow.
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Approximate sites of restricted blood flow through the legs can be identified by taking serial segmental pressure measurements, beginning at the proximal and distal thigh, moving distally to just below the knee, and finally at the ankle.