The fastest screening tool for peripheral arterial disease

It is everything that you are looking for in a medical device – a fast, simple, accurate and objective screening tool for the diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease.

Primary health care

Secondary health care

Cardiology

Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index may improve the accuracy of cardiovascular risk prediction beyond the Framingham Risk Score. Furthermore, ABI is valuable for assessing the ability of rehabilitation after cardiac procedures or treatment.

Ankle Brachial Index combined with Framingham risk score to predict cardiovascular events and mortality: a meta-analysis

Measurement and Interpretation of the Ankle-Brachial Index: A scientific statement from the American heart association

Diabetology

A screening ABI should be considered in diabetic patients above 50 years of age who have other PAD risk factors (e.g., smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or duration of diabetes for 10 years).

Specific guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease in a patient with diabetes and ulceration of the foot

An analysis of the relationship between Ankle–Brachial Index and estimated glomerular filtration rate in type 2 diabetes

Angiology

Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index determine the level of PAD and indicate further management and follow up of the patient according to guidelines.

ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Artery Diseases

Mortality over a period of 10 years in patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease

Nephrology

Periodical measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index are essential in patients with chronic kidney failure who are on dialysis. PAD in those patients progresses faster than in patients without kidney disease.

Peripheral Arterial Disease: A guide for nephrologists

Subclinical Peripheral Arterial Disease in patients with chronic kidney disease – Prevalence and related risk factors

Dermatology

Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index are needed for the diagnosis of lower extremity ulcers. Determination of PAD is essential before compression therapy.

ABC of wound healing – Venous and arterial leg ulcers

Specific guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease in a patient with diabetes and ulceration of the foot

Vascular surgery

Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index contribute to correct indications for surgical therapy and are mandatory in the follow up of patients after surgical treatment.

Asymptomatic low Ankle-Brachial Index in vascular surgery patients: A predictor of perioperative myocardial damage

Vascular hospitalization rates and costs in patients with Peripheral Artery Disease in the United States

Neurology

Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index are essential in differential diagnosis of lower extremity pain. In addition, a recurrent ischemia associated with PAD may cause muscle denervation, which may be one of the mechanisms responsible for decreased exercise performance in these patients.

Muscle denervation in Peripheral Arterial Disease

Concomitant neurological and orthopedic diseases in the presence of Peripheral Arterial Disease: a prospective study