Angiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the two areas of blood circulation: arterial and venous.
The purpose of the visit is to cure an already-occurring disease but also to prevent potential, even fatal, complications of a vascular disease not yet evident.
In the anamnesis stage, the angiologist collects the information needed to delineate the patient’s clinical situation of recent family, ongoing pharmacological and lifestyle disorders. Then, a phase of a true clinical investigation is followed, during which the physician investigates problems with the veins and the varices complained of by the patient: varicose, phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, arteropathies, and so on.
If it’s necessary, for these exams, the angiologist uses special diagnostic tools such as doppler and ecodoppler.