Ankle Brachial Index

VICORDER® Vascular Lab Diagnostics

Vascular Lab Testing The Vascular Lab provides non-invasive testing to locate areas of vascular blockage and disease which may be producing your symptoms. These tests may include: Simple blood pressure assessment of the extremities using blood pressure cuffs Ultrasound to directly visualize the blood vessels The Lab is managed by vascular surgeons and vascular medicine specialists skilled in evaluating vascular disease through the use of diagnostic testing. The Johns Hopkins Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory has been re-accreditated by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, making...

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Ankle Brachial Index | ABI

The ankle-brachial index test is a quick, noninvasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with peripheral artery disease are at a high risk of heart attack, stroke, poor circulation and leg pain. 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...

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Vicorder Ankle-Brachial Index Testing

According to WebMD the Ankle-Brachial Index Test This test is done by measuring blood pressure at the ankle and in the arm while a person is at rest. Measurements are usually repeated at both sites after 5 minutes of walking on a treadmill. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) result is used to predict the severity of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A slight drop in your ABI with exercise means that you probably have PAD. This drop may be important, because PAD can be linked to a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. This test is done to screen for peripheral arterial disease of the legs. It is also...

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