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Ankle-Brachial Index

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bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-08 21:03

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≥ 1.30Indicates rigid arteries and the need for an ultrasound test to check for peripheral artery disease
1.0 - 1.30Normal; no blockage
0.8 - 0.99Mild blockage; beginnings of peripheral artery disease
0.4 - 0.79Moderate blockage; may be associated with intermittent claudication during exercise
< 0.4Severe blockage suggesting severe peripheral artery disease; may have claudication pain at rest
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