Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Venous Studies

Veins, the blood vessels that carry blood back to the heart, work against the force of gravity. The calf muscles and a system of one-way valves in the veins help maintain the flow of blood toward the heart. Atlantic Health System Heart Care provides a variety of tests that can assist in the diagnosis of venous disease:

  • Pulse volume recording (PVR), with segmental blood pressure impedance – measures venous blood flow and capacity using cuffs that are placed around the leg to monitor blood as it pulses through the blood vessels by recording changes in the volume of air within the cuff
  • Photoplethysmography (PPG) – uses infrared light to assess blood flow near the surface of the skin. Light waves create a picture of what is taking place in the veins.
  • Venous duplex study – an imaging (ultrasound) test of your major leg or arm veins to determine whether blockage or thrombus (clot) is present. Slight compressions are done on the areas being imaged, and the blood flow is sampled at designated locations.
  • Vein mapping – the process of locating, marking and measuring veins in the arms or legs before bypass surgery or hemodialysis access

Heart care services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.

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