Measurement of blood pressure, ankle blood pressure and calculation of ankle brachial index in general practice.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Low ankle brachial index (ABI) is a sensitive measure of 'burden' of atherosclerosis, indicating cardiovascular risk of the asymptomatic patient. Conventionally, ABI values <0.90 are considered pathological, indicating peripheral arterial disease. AIMS The purpose of this study was to establish whether GPs after a short training course can… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmr094

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