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What's an ankle-brachial index test involve?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: ABIs
The ankle brachial index is a ratio of the blood pressure of the arm and of the ankle.
The test is simple and noninvasive. Many times we also take further measurements of the pulse volume of the calves, thighs and toes. Toe pressure and tbis (the ratio of the arm and toe pressures) may also be included.

In brief: ABIs
The ankle brachial index is a ratio of the blood pressure of the arm and of the ankle.
The test is simple and noninvasive. Many times we also take further measurements of the pulse volume of the calves, thighs and toes. Toe pressure and tbis (the ratio of the arm and toe pressures) may also be included.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Taking the
Pressure in the ankle then the arm. Ankle/arm. Normal is 1.
0 greater than one is often indicative of calcified vessels. Less than .9 and it starts to be indicative of problems with blood flow.

In brief: Taking the
Pressure in the ankle then the arm. Ankle/arm. Normal is 1.
0 greater than one is often indicative of calcified vessels. Less than .9 and it starts to be indicative of problems with blood flow.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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