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Ankle to Brachial Index (ABI)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for peripheral artery disease in a lower extremity using the ankle to brachial index (ABI)

Specialty:

Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
Pulmonology

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

I70, I73, I74, I77, I78, I79

Description:

The ankle to brachial index can be used to evaluate a patient with peripheral artery disease involving the lower extremity. Measurements are relatively easy to take and the ratio is stable over time in the absence of disease progression.

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