Ankle-arm blood pressure index as a marker for atherosclerotic vascular diseases in hemodialysis patients.

@article{Fishbane1995AnklearmBP,
  title={Ankle-arm blood pressure index as a marker for atherosclerotic vascular diseases in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Steven A Fishbane and Sugkee Youn and Elizabeth J. A. Kowalski and Gill Frei},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={34-9}
}
The ankle to arm blood pressure index (AABI) has been recently found to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular and overall mortality in several populations. The test, which is a noninvasive marker for lower extremity vascular disease (when the index is < 0.9), is an office procedure that is simple to perform. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the AABI in hemodialysis patients. One hundred seventy-seven hemodialysis patients were studied, of which the AABI could be measured in 142. The… CONTINUE READING

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