ABI – Peripheral Vascular Disease Testing :

The ankle-brachial index test is a quick, noninvasive way to check for peripheral artery disease
(PAD). The disease occurs when narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to your limbs. PAD
can cause leg pain when walking and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Need Of Test:

1. If your chance of PAD are higher than normal.
2. If you have symptoms of PAD.
3. If you already know you have the condition.
The ankle-brachial index test compares your blood pressure measured at your ankle with your
blood pressure measured at your arm. A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate
narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your legs, leading to circulatory problems, heart disease
or stroke. The ankle-brachial index test is sometimes recommended as part of a series of three
tests, including the carotid ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound, to check for blocked or
narrowed arteries.

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