Ankle Brachial Index, or ABI, is a simple yet powerful test designed to assess peripheral artery disease (PAD) and overall vascular health. This non-invasive procedure measures the ratio of blood pressure in the lower limbs to that in the arms. 

By comparing these pressures, we gain valuable insights into the efficiency of blood circulation, aiding in the early detection of cardiovascular issues.

Purpose of ABI Testing

The primary purpose of ABI testing is to detect and evaluate peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition characterized by narrowed arteries in the legs. Beyond PAD, ABI also helps assess blood flow and identify potential cardiovascular risks. This comprehensive evaluation is instrumental in preventive care and managing overall heart health.

ABI testing is recommended for individuals experiencing symptoms such as leg pain, cramping, or numbness, especially during physical activity. Additionally, patients with risk factors like diabetes, smoking, or a family history of cardiovascular issues can benefit from ABI assessments to proactively manage their health.

The ABI Testing Procedure

Our ABI testing procedure is non-invasive and painless. During the test, blood pressure cuffs are placed on the arms and ankles, and a Doppler ultrasound device helps assess blood flow. Patients can expect a comfortable experience with no needles or invasive measures, ensuring an anxiety-free testing environment.

The benefits of ABI testing extend beyond diagnosis. Early detection enables timely interventions, reducing the risk of complications. ABI results also guide lifestyle modifications and preventive measures, empowering individuals to make informed choices for their cardiovascular well-being.

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Why Choose Our Clinic for ABI Testing:

Cardiac Care Associates takes pride in our experienced cardiology team, equipped with state-of-the-art technology for accurate ABI assessments. Our patient-centric approach ensures a comfortable experience, and our personalized care plans reflect our commitment to promoting overall cardiovascular health.

Ready to prioritize your cardiovascular health? Schedule an ABI test with Cardiac Care Associates today. Contact our dedicated team to book your appointment and take a proactive step towards a healthier heart.

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Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)

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