Jan Weiss
Jan Weiss

Noninvasive Vascular Tests: A Must-Know for Every CLT

Saturday, May 4, 11:00am – 11:30am
Lymphedema therapists are commonly referred patients with edema of unknown origin. Many of these patients have unidentified vascular conditions which may contribute to their edema and could be a contraindication for treatment. It is essential that therapists have an understanding of differential diagnosis to be able to accurately identify the source of the edema, refer for proper medical management, and perform the appropriate treatment for optimal and safe intervention. Using case studies, this presentation will review vascular anatomy and pathophysiology; describe signs, symptoms, and associated risk factors of arterial and venous impairments; and explain how some vascular conditions may impact patient care provided by lymphedema therapists. A review of clinical tests helpful for vascular screening will also be provided.



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