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Who would need an ankle-brachial index test?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Ankle Brachial Index

We generally order this test on people whom have a past medical or social history that places them at risk for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or peripheral arterial disease (pad).

In brief: Ankle Brachial Index

We generally order this test on people whom have a past medical or social history that places them at risk for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) or peripheral arterial disease (pad).
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Circulation

This is a non-invasive test that gives an idea of how the circulation is working in the lower extremities.
It is done on someone you suspect has a problem like poor circulation. Sometimes a person complains they have to stop walking after a few blocks or has pain while at rest. These are people you would want to do the test on.

In brief: Circulation

This is a non-invasive test that gives an idea of how the circulation is working in the lower extremities.
It is done on someone you suspect has a problem like poor circulation. Sometimes a person complains they have to stop walking after a few blocks or has pain while at rest. These are people you would want to do the test on.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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