ankle-brachial index


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ankle-brachial index (ABI),

objective measurement of arterial insufficiency based on the ratio of ankle systolic pressure to brachial systolic pressure. An ABI of 1.0 indicates absence of arterial insufficiency; an ABI of less than 0.50 indicates severe arterial insufficiency.
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ankle-brachial index

The ankle-to-arm ratio of systolic blood pressure, which is useful in diagnosing peripheral arterial disease.
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an·kle-bra·chi·al in·dex

(ABI) (ang'kel-brā'kē-ăl in'deks)
Objective measurement of arterial insufficiency based on the ratio of ankle systolic pressure to brachial systolic pressure. An ABI of 1.0 indicates absence of arterial insufficiency; an ABI of less than 0.50 indicates severe arterial insufficiency.
Synonym(s): ankle-arm index.
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Concordance between automated oscillometric measurement of ankle-brachial index and traditional measurement by eco-Doppler in patients without peripheral artery disease.
Stergiou, "Automated oscillometric determination of the ankle-brachial index: A systematic review and meta-analysis," Hypertension Research, vol.
Xu et al., "Risk factors of peripheral arterial disease and relationship between low ankle-brachial index and mortality from all-cause and cardiovascular disease in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes," Circulation Journal, vol.
A genome-wide linkage scan for ankle-brachial index in African American and non-Hispanic white subjects participating in the GENOA study.
Raghunath, "Ankle-brachial index by oscillometry: a very useful method to assess peripheral arterial disease in diabetes," International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, vol.
Jitaru, "The correlation between the ankle-brachial index and the metabolic syndrome," Revista Medico-Chirurgicala a Societatii de Medici Si Naturalisti din Iasi, vol.
McNair, "The value of the ankle-brachial index for diagnosing arterial injury after knee dislocation: a prospective study," Journal of Trauma--Injury, Infection and Critical Care, vol.
Different calculations of ankle-brachial index and their impact on cardiovascular risk prediction.
Group means of the joint kinetics and kinematics were calculated by using the affected leg of unilateral patients and the side with the lowest respective ankle-brachial index for bilateral patients in the PAD group, as well as the dominant legs of nondisabled control subjects (younger patients with PAD [Y-PAD], n = 31; older patients with PAD [O-PAD], n = 30; younger control subjects [Y-CON], n = 27; and older control subjects [O-CON], n = 25).
"A high ankle-brachial index is associated with increased cardiovascular disease morbidity and lower quality of life".