Do You Know How to Measure an Ankle Brachial Index?
August 20, 2014
The ankle brachial index (ABI) is a common and useful exam in the outpatient setting to detect peripheral arterial disease. ABI’s should be measured in all people over the age of 50 if they are a diabetic or a smoker. It should also be checked in patients over the age of 60.
While many doctors simply order this test, we show you how to quickly measure the ABI yourself with a doppler and blood pressure cuff. Visit our page on ABI here and watch the video below to learn how to measure an ABI on your own!
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