Majority of the blocks can be diagnosed by simple clinical examination- inability to
feel the pulses in the foot.
Arterial blocks can be diagnosed by color Doppler a noninvasive painless method.
Angiogram provides a road map of the arterial tree and it helps to plan the method of treatment.
It is important for the high risk population namely smokers, those with diabetes,
high blood pressure,and high cholesterol to have periodic check up of the vascular system to pick up vascular blocks early so that corrective measures can be taken before complications set in.