Table 8.2

Surveillance of Upper Extremity PAD After Revascularization

IndicationAppropriate Use Score (1–9)
153.• Baseline (within 1 month)A (8)
New or Worsening Symptoms
154.• After revascularization (stent or bypass)A (8)
155.• Post traumaA (8)
Asymptomatic or Stable Symptoms After Baseline Study, Surveillance Frequency During First YearAt 3 to 5 monthsAt 6 to 8 monthsAt 9 to 12 months
156.• After vein bypass graftU (6)A (7)U (5)
157.• After prosthetic bypass graftI (3)U (6)U (4)
Asymptomatic or Stable Symptoms After Baseline Study, Surveillance Frequency After First YearEvery 6 monthsEvery 12 monthsEvery 24 months or greater
158.• After vein bypass graftU (4)A (7)U (5)
159.• After prosthetic bypass graftU (4)A (7)U (4)

A = appropriate; I = inappropriate; PAD = peripheral artery disease; U = uncertain.