Validation of a method for determination of the ankle-brachial index in the seated position.

OBJECTIVE To validate a method for determination of the ankle-brachial index (ABI) in the seated position. BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a prevalent disorder that is associated with quality of life impairment and increased risk of a major cardiovascular event. The ABI is the initial test for screening and diagnosis of PAD. To prevent… CONTINUE READING