Frontera’s in-office diagnostic testing services are useful tools that will assist you in accurately identifying various disease processes rheumatic diseases are known to affect and allow for a more accurate assessment of the patient’s condition.
The echocardiogram is used to evaluate the structure and function of the heart muscle and valves. We evaluate for connective tissue disorders, pulmonary hypertension and other disease processes rheumatic diseases are known to affect.
The carotid evaluates the extracranial blood flow from the heart to the brain. Research has shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
The lower arterial evaluates the flow of blood from groin to feet. Many rheumatic diseases cause vasculitis; which may cause pain and claudication with exertion.
The abdominal aorta evaluates the largest artery in the body, its branches and surrounding vasculature. Many rheumatic diseases cause vasculitis; which may affect the aorta also.
Tests are interpreted and results provided back to you within 3 business days or less. Our reports will help you determine the best course of action for your patient.
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