Ankle-Brachial Index Review Articles

  The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is referred to be  the systolic pressure at the ankle divided by the systolic pressure at the arm. It has been shown to be a specific & sensitive metric for the diagnosis of PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). Additionally, the ABI has been shown to prediction of  the mortality &  the adverse cardiovascular events that are independent of traditional risk factors of Cardiovascular diseases .The ABI test is a quick, noninvasive way to check for the peripheral artery disease (PAD). The disease occurs when the narrowed arteries decrease the blood flow to the limbs. PAD can cause the pain to the leg  while walking & also increases the risk of chance for heart attack and  heart strokes.The ankle-brachial index test compares the blood pressure measured at the ankle with the blood pressure (BP)  measured at the arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or the  blockage of the arteries in the legs.    

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