The study of theanatomy and diseases affecting arteries, lymph vessels, veins, and the microcirculatory system is the subject of analysis in a specific branch of Medicine:angiology.
Angiologic examination is essential to prevent and diagnose cardiovascular problems. In fact, the purpose of the angiological examination is to evaluate the arterial and venous circulation .
Angiologic examination is considered the main diagnostic tool for aortic dissection, embolism, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and aneurysm .
Angiologic examination is especially recommended for patients who suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure, have varicose veins or ulcers, are at risk of heart attack, are over 50 years old, and need periodic monitoring of the vascular system.