Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Baytown
The ankle-brachial index is a test that compares the blood pressure in the feet to the blood pressure in the arms.
This test is used to diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD) and it’s severity.
A normal resting ankle-brachial index is 1.0 to 1.4. This means that your blood pressure at your ankle is the same or greater than the pressure at your arm, and suggests that you do not have significant narrowing or blockage of blood flow
An abnormal resting ankle-brachial index is 0.9 or lower and is diagnostic for PAD. This drop may be important because PAD can be linked to a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
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If you or a loved one would like help to understand your risks to prevent heart disease, make an appointment for an evaluation and screening with Dr. Sami today.
Our main office is located at 6051 Garth Road, Suite 300, Baytown, TX 77521. Or you may contact us at 281-839-7949 to set up an appointment.
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