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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.

ankle-brachial index

The ankle-to-arm ratio of systolic blood pressure, which is useful in diagnosing peripheral arterial disease.

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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Automated ankle-brachial pressure index measurement by clinical staff for peripheral arterial disease diagnosis in nondiabetic and diabetic patients.
Escoubet, "Automated ankle-brachial pressure index measurement by clinical staff for peripheral arterial disease diagnosis in nondiabetic and diabetic patients," Diabetes Care, vol.
Fanello, "Comparison of the automated oscillometric method with the gold standard Doppler ultrasound method to access the ankle-brachial pressure index," Angiology, vol.
A modified calculation of ankle-brachial pressure index is far more sensitive in the detection of peripheral arterial disease.
INTRODUCTION: The ankle-brachial pressure index (ABI), which is the ratio of ankle to brachial systolic blood pressure, is the golden standard for the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is a highly specific method for the assessment of vascular risk in otherwise asymptomatic patients.
Ichihashi et al., "Comparison of ankle-brachial pressure index and pulse wave velocity as markers of the presence of coronary artery disease in subjects with a high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease," The American Journal of Cardiology, vol.
The ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) is a, simple, most reliable, accurate, rapid, inexpensive, non-invasive, quantitative measurement & the initial test for screening and diagnosing peripheral arterial disease.
Ankle-brachial pressure index has 92.85% sensitivity and 100% specificity (Daphne Pereira, et al.
In most cases peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be confirmed by measuring the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI).
(a) ABI, ankle-brachial pressure index; BP, blood pressure; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase.
In most cases PAD can be confirmed by measuring the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI), often by Doppler ultrasound.
The ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) was measured by Doppler ultrasound, and PAD was defined as a ratio less than 0.9.