ankle/brachial blood pressure index


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ankle/brachial blood pressure index

A simple clinical test of a patient’s risk of future myocardial infaction and cardiovascular “reserve”. In the ABI, the blood pressure is measured in the upper arm and at the ankle. Patients with a significantly lower BP at the ankles are at higher risk of myocardial meltdown.

ankle/brachial blood pressure index

Ankle-arm index, ABI Cardiology A simple clinical test of a Pt's risk of future MI and cardiovascular 'reserve'; in the ABI, BP is measured in the upper arm and at the ankle. See Blood pressure.
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