Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) measurement; efficient tool for the diagnosis of PAD
Ankle-Brachial-Pressure Index (ABI) is a very simple comparison of blood pressure in the arm and legs. It is non-invasive and painless.
With MESI ABPI MD, the procedure becomes reliable, objective and even possible to be performed as a screening device in primary healthcare. ABI screening is incredibly important for at least two reasons:
It is a reliable predictor of the occlusion of lower extremity arteries – PAD. Detection of PAD is even more important when we know, that over 70% of the population is not aware that they have occluded arteries.
Because of the high correspondence of PAD with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Cerebrovascular Disease (CVD), patients diagnosed with PAD have a greater chance of early diagnosis of CAD and CVD.
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) screening reference scale
How to perform a measurement with the MESI ABPI MD?
In the following video, you will learn how to perform an ABI measurement using the MESI ABPI MD, how to place the cuffs correctly and how to interpret the results.