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
Primary care physicians are in a pivotal position within the healthcare system to improve the standard of care for patients with PAD. This improvement can be achieved if physicians follow guidelines and measure ABI for symptomatic as well as asymptomatic patients.
Measurements may be performed either at rest or post-exercise for symptomatic patients with normal ABI at rest.
Secondary health care
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.
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).
Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index determine the level of PAD and indicate further management and follow up of the patient according to guidelines.
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.
Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index are needed for the diagnosis of lower extremity ulcers. Determination of PAD is essential before compression therapy.
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.
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.
Measurements of the Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) are essential in differential diagnosis of lower extremity pain.