The abdominal aortic duplex exam is a non-invasive exam that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the aorta. The exam is useful for detecting abnormalities in the artery and provides blood flow measurements. The exam is painless and typically takes less than an hour to complete.
Follow the instructions outlined below:
-Do not eat or drink 8 hours prior to the test
-To avoid gas in the abdomen, please refrain from drinking carbonated beverages the day prior to the exam or chewing gum
the morning of the exam.
-If you are a smoker, please refrain from smoking the morning prior to the exam
-You can take your medications with small sips of water the morning of the test
-Let us know if you have problems lying down
-Let us know if you have any allergies
-Bring all medication bottles to your appointment
-Make sure you have your insurance cards
If the tests were ordered by The Heart Group we will call your results to you, if your testing was ordered by your primary physician they will contact you with the results. Let us know 72 hours in advance if you are unable to keep this appointment. Meanwhile, if your condition worsens, or you have questions about this test or your medications contact our office at 812/464-9133 or 800/432-7868.
The Heart Group, P.C.