Welcome back to the third lecture in the basic
vascular medicine series.
In this one, we’re going to talk about making
the diagnosis of problems in the vascular
system. And we’ll start with basic diagnostic
So the learning objectives. The first one:
what kind of diagnostic techniques are there?
What is the range of diagnostic techniques?
Here you can see a little diagram showing
you the various types of diagnostic techniques.
There are basic diagnostic techniques such
as the history – that is what the patient
tells you – and the physical exam. And then,
there are more sophisticated diagnostic techniques
that are usually instrument-based and consist
of a number of tests: blood tests or other
forms of tests. And we’ll be talking about
each of those later in this lecture.