ankle brachial index test


The ankle-brachial index test is a painless exam that compares the blood pressure in the feet to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well blood is flowing. This test is used to diagnose peripheral artery disease, or PAD, a condition that most often affects blood flow to the legs. The ankle-brachial index test takes only a few minutes and can be performed by a healthcare professional as part of a routine exam.

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