Ultrasound of the abdominal aorta

What does ultrasound of the abdominal aorta show?

Ultrasound examination of the abdominal aorta is an informative diagnosis that has no contraindications and is safe for humans. With the help of thIs examination, you can assess blood flow and the condition of the vascular walls, identify the following disorders:

  • thickening of the inner wall of the artery;
  • dilation, narrowing, and vascular obstruction;
  • thrombosis and dissection of the abdominal aorta;
  • congenital pathology.


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When should I get an abdominal aortic ultrasound?

The reasons for ultrasound diagnostics are:

  • abdominal pain that spreads to the lumbar region;
  • turning the head, "flies" appear before the eyes, memory impairment;
  • pulsation in the back of the head, temples;
  • dizziness, frequent headaches;
  • lowering or increasing blood pressure;
  • epileptic seizures;
  • previous stroke, hypertensive crisis, ischemic attack;
  • recommended for prevention after 60 years.

How to prepare for the procedure?

Preparation for ultrasound of abdominal aorta begins in a few days (2-3) and consists in avoiding foods and drinks that cause flatulence (yeast pastries, fast food, mushrooms, cabbage, legumes, dairy products and milk, alcohol, carbonated drinks, etc.).

Excessive gas formation prevents high-quality diagnostics, so if necessary, you can additionally take a drug to eliminate it. The examination is recommended to be done on an empty stomach or 3-4 hours after the last meal.

How is the ultrasound of abdominal aorta performed?

During the examination, the patient lies on his/her back, the diagnosis is carried out using an ultrasound sensor, which is moved along the anterior abdominal wall. The examination does not cause pain or discomfort, lasts up to 30 minutes.

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