The Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is the systolic pressure at the ankle^ divided by the systolic pressure at the arm. It has been shown to be a specific and sensitive metric for the diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Additionally^ the ABI has been shown to predict mortality and adverse cardiovascular events independent of traditional CV risk factors. The major cardiovascular societies advise measuring an ABI in every smoker over 50 years old^ every diabetic over 50^ and all patients over 70.
Excellent teaching resource including videos produced by the Stanford Medicine 25 team led by Dr. Abraham Vergese.
The Stanford Medicine 25 team is the core group of physicians^ faculty and students led by Dr. Abraham Verghese. Each member plays various roles with the Stanford Medicine 25 team and our Program for Bedside Medicine.
Publication Date: 2012-7-4
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