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Why would I need visceral vascular testing?

Visceral vascular testing comprises tests of the renal and mesenteric arteries to examine the circulation of the deep organs such as the kidneys or digestive organs. Evaluation of the renal arteries helps predict hypertension and kidney failure. Mesenteric ultrasound can show circulatory disorders of the gut, including mesenteric ischemia, a vascular cause of unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain after eating.
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