A doctor determines whether a patient has hyperlipidemia through blood tests, states Society for Vascular Surgery. These blood tests check the levels of various lipids against established ranges to determine whether they... More »

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Before a laparoscopic hernia surgery, a patient may undergo preoperative preparation, including blood tests, a doctor’s evaluation and a chest X-ray exam, according to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endosco... More »

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Vascular screening is performed to detect the presence of vascular diseases primarily because many of the warning symptoms do not develop until the disease has progressed, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. T... More »

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Aortoiliac occlusive disease is a peripheral arterial disease that happens when the iliiac arteries of the aorta become blocked or narrowed, explains the Society for Vascular Surgery. The aorta is the body's main artery,... More »

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A doctor can determine the size of a thoracic aortic aneurysm by ordering a magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scan of a patient's chest and measuring it, states the Society for Vascular Surgery. If the an... More »

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It is normal for blood clots to form after injury, but if they become dangerous, doctors may inject thrombolytic agents to dissolve the blood clots, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. Common thrombolytic agen... More »

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Hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol and high triglycerides, affects approximately 71 million adults in the United States. That is 33.5 percent or roughly one-third of the population, according to the Centers for Disease ... More »

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