ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX
IDENTIFY AND ASSESS THE PROBLEM
Automated Ankle – Brachial Index (ABI) Testing provides an assessment of the severity of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. It can also be used during or post-treatment to gauge the effectiveness of a drug regime or interventional procedure. Routine ABI testing of at risk patients provides a critical assessment of the leading factors for stroke or heart attack independent of traditional risk factors blood pressure, lipids, family history, or lifestyle choices.
Twice annual use of the Ankle-Brachial Index is recommended for all patients over 60 and any patients over 50 who are diabetic or smoke. Test results are fast and accurate and allow you to quickly risk stratify patients for continued regular monitory, more aggressive treatment, or referral to a specialist.