By Katherine Kirner, NP

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When to use the ankle-brachial index

Controversy persists over the ABI test and how to read its results. The author sorts through the evidence to arrive at some recommendations. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is an important noninvasive office test with proven ability to detect peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and predict cardiovascular risk. The ABI is broadly accepted as a screening tool…

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