Pulse oximetry in the evaluation of peripheral vascular disease.

@article{Jawahar1997PulseOI,
  title={Pulse oximetry in the evaluation of peripheral vascular disease.},
  author={D A Jawahar and H R Rachamalla and A Rafalowski and Rahman Ilkhani and Thayyullathil Bharathan and N Anandarao},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={721-4}
}
The role of pulse oximetry in the evaluation of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) was investigated. In addition, the value of elevating the limb to improve the sensitivity of detection of PVD by the pulse oximeter was also determined. Pulse oximetry reading in the toes were obtained in 40 young, healthy volunteers and in 40 randomly selected patients referred to the vascular investigation laboratory over a period of two months. All 40 healthy volunteers had normal pulse oximetry readings… CONTINUE READING

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